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Stories of monsters

Young Reading Series 1
Stories of monsters

  • Three original stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own.
  • Includes stories about scary monsters living under the bed, close encounters with rampaging ice beasts and escaping slimy swamp creatures.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 5+

Lexile Measure: 590L

Book Band: 9 - Gold

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £4.99
ISBN: 9780746080856
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback with CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9780746088999
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Mike Phillips

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

Russell Punter

Reader Reviews

Stories of Monsters
I read some of the book for myself and I listened to some of the CD. I liked the bit where the ice monster was going crunch crunch through the snow. My favourite story was the bed monster's secret because it tells you how to catch a monster. I thought it was good because it was quite exciting. by James Pursglove (aged 6)

James Pursglove, 17th March 2008


  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.