Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children aged 5-7 reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson, packed with gorgeous colour illustrations.
This is a great series of books aimed at KS1 pupils, aged from 5+. Featuring great authors, and accompanied with engaging colourful illustrations throughout, the books are phonically decodable and have been book banded and reviewed by literacy experts. Inside cover notes to help adults reading with children and give activity ideas, ideal for school or home.
Illustrated by Ashley King
When Elvis the squirrel’s best friend is carried off by Ronnie the raven, the meanest bird in the wood, Elvis has to make a cunning plan.
Illustrated by Tim Bradford
Max is a monster with sharp teeth and a long spiky tail. He really shouldn’t show off for the children who come to visit his lake, but he just can’t resist…
Illustrated by Ellie O’Shea
Alfie the meerkat just wants adventure and excitement. So when a film crew for a nature programme arrives in the desert, Alfie decides to take action…
Illustrated by Jennie Poh
Captain Cutlass cannot see a thing without his glasses. But pirates don’t wear glasses and if his crew finds out they’ll make him walk the plank…
Illustrated by Katy Halford
Alice the anteater dreams of being a film star. But can anteaters be actors?
Illustrated by Garry Parsons
When cereal superfan Stephen’s supply of cereal runs out, he is devastated. But there’s a competition to win a lifetime supply – if he can build the perfect cereal…
Illustrated by Pauline Reeves
When Alfie is in trouble he blames Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear… Will Alfie’s parents ever believe that it really wasn’t him?
Illustrated by Sarah Hoyle
All Harvey wants is a pet, yet his dad says that their flat is too small. But surely it’s big enough for a slimy slug, or a hairy spider, or even an ant called Teeny, right?
Illustrated by Sarah Jennings
Emmie’s school is having a big sports day and everyone has to choose which event to do. But Emmie isn’t sure what to choose and she is sure that she is going to come in last…
Illustrated by Andy Rowland
On a school trip to the space museum, Reva and Bobby climb into a real rocket named Jupiter Two… Soon, Reva and Bobby are on their way to the moon!