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June Picks for Schools

18th May 2018

Reading Schemes

Young Reading Series

Ideal for readers growing in confidence, the Young Reading series is divided into four levels that increase in difficulty.

This month's new title is Les MiserablesA reformed convict, a policeman bent on revenge and a lonely orphan come together in one of the great novels of the nineteenth centure. Lives change for the better - or for the worse - against the turmoil of revolutionary France.


With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition, Usborne's Phonics Readers are specially designed to develop essential language skills and early reading.

Spider in a Glider is the newest phonics title. In typical phonics style, it combines humorous illustrations with fun rhyming text, ideal for engaging young readers. This is the story of Spider, who wishes she could fly. But when she takes to the skies with Beetle in a home-made glider, she gets more than she bargained for.

English Readers*

Usborne English Readers are a new series of English language readers for young learners. They can be read either in class or independently in students' own time. Titles include fairy tales, myths and legends and English language classics for all ages. For more information and resources, please check out the English Readers website:

This month's new additions are: Puss in Boots, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Little Mermaid.


Our diverse fiction list is full of incredible characters and unputdownable plots, ideal for engaging any reader. 

Young Fiction

Stevie and her mum are having a party, and have baked an amazing cake. Stevie's tiny toy rabbits, Silver and Fig Twitch, decide to bake a cake too - but they want to use some of Stevie's yummy icing. It's time for an adventure... The second novel in the adorable Teacup House series, The Twitches Bake a Cake is a delightful book that is full of fun. 

Middle Grade Fiction

In the land of Farallone, City boy Tin and Country girl Comfrey are guided on a quest by two young hares. Their task is to save the mystical Wild Folk from destruction. But the Wild Folk don't trust humans, and the children face impossible challenges and meet extraordinary creatures as they battled to save the land they love. A debut novel, The Wild Folk is a timeless and magical fantasy adventure. 

Young Adult Fiction

To ensure the survival of the human race, three killer species must be destroyed. It's a deadly mission - one that Stormchaser and Lincoln are not allowed to refuse. But in the jaws of danger, would you obey orders - or fight for the secret that might save those you love? A fast-paced, high-stakes adventure, Exile is the second novel in the highly addictive Extinction Trials series. 

Home Learning

Usborne Key Skills 

Written to support the National Curriculum, our Key Skills series is ideal for helping children to gain confidence in the skills they are learning at school, and is perfect for providing that extra support at home.

This month's titles are: Subtracting 5-6 and Telling the Time 7-8.

*Due to rights restrictions, these titles are currently unavailable in Spain and Portugal