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See below for a selection of the latest books from Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A thrilling retelling of the traditional Irish legend of Cuchulainn written by Malachy Doyle. Young Setanta, the son of poor shepherds, is determined to impress the might king of Ulster with his strength and bravery and to join the Red Branch Knights. He could easily beat the other warriors at hurling. He could even triumph over them in a fight. But can he defeat the ferocious hound of Ulster, the smith Culann's menacing guard dog, and prove his worth? This page-turning story from Malachy Doyle, based on the traditional Irish folk tale, has exciting black-and-white illustrations by Erin Brown and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations, ideas for discussion points and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Grey (ideal for ages 8+)
Odysseus has been away from home for many years, and he is finally making his way back to his family on the island of Ithaca. It will be a dangerous journey and on the way he'll face treacherous challenges of all kinds. If you're feeling brave enough, step aboard his ship and help him on his way!
A new Caribbean take on a traditional story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. An old woman dreams that a gingerbread man will make her happy so she bakes a beautiful one. But as soon as he's out of the oven, he has other ideas! He's fast enough to outrun the old woman and her husband but half the village wants to eat him. How can this possibly make the old woman happy? Kandace Chimbiri's retelling of The Gingerbread Man has a Caribbean twist and is perfect for KS1 children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Richy Sanchez Ayala and an entertaining chase that children will love. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+
Thrilling comic-strip action, with monsters, mighty heroes and even mightier gods and goddesses. The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; Achilles and Hector's deadly combat; the Trojan Horse... The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus; his struggles against the one-eyed Cyclops; the terrible Sirens; the dreadful, six-headed Scylla... These classic Greek stories have been retold with lively text and a dramatic cartoon style, making them accessible and fun for young children.
Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. It's Queen Titania's and King Oberon's 1000th jubilee, and the seven Party Fairies are in charge of making the celebratory party extra-special! However, naughty Jack Frost has stolen each of the seven Party Fairies' magical party bags... if he succeeds the Fairyland celebrations will be ruined! Can Kirsty and Rachel help rescue the party bags so the magnificent jubilee cake can be finished in time...? 'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.com Read all seven fairy adventures in the Party Fairies set! Cherry the Cake Fairy, Melodie the Music Fairy; Grace the Glitter Fairy; Honey the Sweet Fairy; Polly the Party Fun Fairy; Phoebe the Fashion Fairy; Jasmine the Present Fairy If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!