This comprehensive first reading library includes 50 books to guide your child through the first stages of reading and includes access to online resources. The first 22 books are taken from Usborne Very First Reading series. With these, your child takes the first steps in reading with your help, following the phonics methods used in schools. The next 12 books are taken from Usborne First Reading Level One. These delightful and very short stories are for children to try reading themselves. 16 further books are taken from Usborne First Reading Level Two. These slightly longer stories will build stamina and reading confidence. Includes QR Codes.
Ages: 5 years and up Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4 Author: Lesley Sims Price: $79.99 (Paperback)
It’s nearly Christmas Eve when Santa gets a letter – it’s some very late Santa Post. The only problem is, Amy wants just one thing, and Santa can’t read what it is. He asks the elves, Mr. Polar Bear, and the Chief Reindeer for help, and they all do their best, sending back gifts and letters for readers to open, but… is this really what Amy wanted?
Ages: 4-8 years Size: 9 x 9 Pages: 32 Author: Emma Yarlett Price: $14.99 (Hardback)
This beautifully illustrated board book has lots of electric lights inside it for little children to discover. Mouse has no Christmas lights, so she sets out with her friend, Mole, to find some in the snowy forest. As the story unfolds and more friends join the adventure, there are more and more lights until Mouse finds a stunning Christmas tree at the end.
Please note: the lights in the book are LED lights which operate based on a sensor located on each page. The sensor may appear to be a light that does not work, but it is not. Additionally, the lights do not have a ‘twinkling’ effect – they do shine beautifully on each page. There also cannot be an obstruction of light over the sensor location. Open the book fully in a well-lit area.
Series: Twinkly Books Tiny die-cuts show off more lights on every spread with a beautiful lighted illustration at the very end.
Ages: 6 months and up Size: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 Pages: 10pp Series: Twinkly Books Author: Sam Taplin Price: $19.99 (Board)
In “Pop-up Christmas,” you’ll find pop-up snowflakes, a snowman that Santa’s elves have built, the elves’ workshop, Santa on his sleigh flying over a town and a magnificent pop-up tree resplendent with presents on Christmas morning
Series: Pop-Up Books Illustrations are brought to life in a burst of color and detail as you turn each page to see a 3 dimensional scene emerge.
This write-in, mixed-activity book is packed with mazes, word searches, picture puzzles, coloring, dot-to-dot, spot-the-difference, and more. This colorful activity book will keep young children happily occupied during the weeks before Christmas.
Ages: 4 years and up Size: 8 1/2 x 9 3/4 Series: Activity Books for Little Children Author: James Maclaine Price: $9.99 (Paperback)
Nobody has everything they need all the time – so how can we make do with what we have? Economics is all about understanding the choices we make to solve this problem. With bright, infographics pictures, this informative book describes why markets are so important, how businesses work out what to sell, and how governments choose how to run a country. Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more information.
Ages: 8 years and up Size: 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 Pages: 128 Series: Understanding… Author: Lara Bryan & Andy Prentice Price: $12.99 (Flexi-binding) or $20.99 (Library)
A magical activity book filled with unicorns and dolls for little children to dress using the stickers provided. Each page features a different scene to decorate, and there are over 200 reusable stickers of clothing, accessories, flowers and more.
Also available in Spanish Tambien disponible en español
Ages: 4 years and up Size: 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 Pages: 24pp + 10 sticker pp Series: Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Author: Fiona Watt Price: $8.99 (Paperback)
A delightful touchy-feely book that follows Santa Claus as he puts on his boots, loads up his sleigh and delivers presents. Full of touchy-feely patches, sparkly foil and a wide variety of textures for babies and toddlers to enjoy.
Ages: 9 months and up Size: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 Pages: 10 Series: Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books Author: Fiona Watt Price: $16.99 (Board)