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May Picks for Schools

18th April 2019

Reading Schemes

English Readers*

Usborne English Readers are a 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: The Princess and the PeaThe Three Billy GoatsRapunzelThe Elves and the ShoemakerLittle Red Riding Hood and The Wind in the Willows.

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


Middle Grade Fiction

The Wild Folk Rising: The City Brothers thought the Country a barren place. Now they know it's teeming with star gold, Country girl Comfrey and City boy Tin must save the magical Wild Folk from their evil clutches and protect the land they love.

The sequel and finale in The Stargold Chronicles; a magical fantasy adventure rooted in folklore, nature and mythology.

Girls at War: When Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith, she's glad to be starting a new life away from the shame that has haunted her family since her brother chose not to fight in the war. But Edith's friends keep teasing a shy classmate, and when the bullying goes too far Josie faces a dilemma: if she takes a stand, will Edith tell everyone her secret?

A new addition to the 6 Chelsea Walk series, Girls at War is a deeply moving account of one girl's quiet courage set amidst the terror of the Blitz during the Second World War.


Animals and Wildlife

Enter the world of bugs and butterflies in this visually stimulating flap book. With lots of amazing bug facts, including how ants build their complex colonies and how caterpillars turn into butterflies, Lift-the-Flap Bugs and Butterflies is the perfect addition to any Key Stage 2 science classroom.


Help children on their way to becoming maths stars with this fun-packed book, bursting with multiplying and dividing activities. Featuring puzzles to solve and colouring in, the Multiplying and Dividing Activity Book also includes spaces for working out, extra practice pages, quick quizzes and sticker rewards.

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 new titles are: Wipe-Clean Creative Writing 5-6Wipe-Clean Creative Writing Skills 6-7 and Wipe-Clean Grammar & Punctuation 8-9.