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The EARLYREADS series is aimed at children from four to twelve years old who are just beginning to learn English. It offers original stories and traditional favourites as well as some cultural readers. Each book is graded by difficulty across five levels: Levels 1-3 correspond to pre-A1 on the CEFR scale, Level 4 corresponds to an Early A1 stage, and Level 5 corresponds to level A1 of the CEFR.

The readers can be easily dramatised. The most recent titles are accompanied by playscripts which can be downloaded free from the Cideb website.


- beautiful illustrations, to encourage reading and actively help children to understand the story

- picture dictionaries, for active vocabulary work

- fun activities and games, often for more than one participant, which practise vocabulary and grammar structures used in the story

- a recording of the whole text, either on an accompanying CD or downloadable for free from the publisher's website

Grading of Earlyreads

Earlyreads are graded according to their subject matter and by structural and lexical criteria: the maximum number of headwords for level 1 is 100 headwords, for level 2 it is 150, 200 at level 3, 250 at level 4 and 300 at level 5. Level 5 represents a good elementary ability (full competence at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).

Level 1 - ages 4-6 introduces 'to be & have got' Present Simple, Imperatives

Level 2 - ages 6-8 introduces Present Continuous 'can/can't'

Level 3 - ages 7-9 introduces 'must/mustn't', 'shall' in interrogatives, 'would/wouldn't like'

Level 4 - ages 8-10 introduces 'going to' for future reference, comparison of adjectives and adverbs

Level 5 - ages 9-12 introduces Past Simple of 'to be' and common verbs, 'will' for future reference

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Level 1

    The Gingerbread Man Gascoigne, J 9788853010124 £5.90  
    The Enormous Turnip Hobart, R 9788853008138 £5.90  
    The Ugly Duckling Hobart, R 9788853004949 £5.90  
    A Trip to the Safari Park Pagano, G 9788853008862 £5.90  
    Dorothy Traverso, P 9788853007094 £5.90  
    The Star and the Colours Traverso, P 9788853012012 £5.90  
    The Sun and the Wind Traverso, P 9788853016287 £5.90  

Level 2

    Henny Penny 9788853012944 £5.90  
    The Magic Pot Flynn, E 9788853014108 £5.90  
    Little Red Riding Hood Hobart, R 9788853004796 £5.90  
    Mowgli Learns to Swim + audio CD Hobart, R 9788877545466 £7.00  
    Rapunzel Hobart, R 9788853012029 £5.90  
    The Mad Teacher + audio CD Ivaldi, C 9788877545671 £7.00  
    Miss Grace Green and the Clown Brothers Traverso, P 9788853010902 £5.90  
    Owl's Song Traverso, P 9788853010117 £5.90  

Level 3

    Maggie and Max visit the Haunted Castle Coates, G 9788853012654 £5.90  
    Cinderella Hobart, R 9788853004932 £5.90  
    Peter and the wolf Hobart, R 9788853010896 £5.90  
    Bugaboo the Wicked Witch + audio CD Ivaldi, C 9788877545732 £7.00  
    Monster in the Box + audio CD Ivaldi, C 9788877544551 £7.00  
    The Jungle Book + audio CD Lerace, G 9788877545190 £7.00  
    The Little Mermaid Percival, J 9788853009180 £5.90  
    The Musicians of Bremen Traverso, P 9788853015457 £5.90  

Level 4

    The magic Computer Mouse + audio CD Burnett-Stuart, N/Taylor, L 9788877544575 £7.00  
    Dracula and his family + audio CD Gaia, I 9788877544582 £7.00  
    Freddy Finds the Thief + audio CD Heward, V 9788877546135 £7.00  
    Aesop's Fables Hobart, R 9788853005113 £5.90  
    Christmas Fun Hobart, R 9788853007070 £7.00  
    Festivals! Hobart, R 9788853007087 £7.00  
    Halloween Holiday Hobart, R 9788853013170 £5.90  

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