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Helbling Young Readers Classics

Young readers make young learners!

A series of best-loved classic fairy tales, myths and legends from all over the world retold for young learners of English with all the magic of the original. Engaging stories with beautiful full-colour illustrations, specially written to appeal to young learners, introduce high-frequency words in order to promote fluency from an early age.

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    Helbling Young Readers – CLASSICS is a collection of beautifully retold classics, aimed at very young learners.


    Classics tales are a fundamental part of our history. They have evolved over the years from oral tales told by the fireside to illustrated stories with printed words which become works of art for children to share with others or to savour on their own.

    Monk & Turtle

    Classics embody and promote universal moral values – values that are timeless and increasingly more important in our rapidly changing world. Children will be captivated and fascinated by stories they may know in their own language. This further facilitates comprehension and understanding, turning the chosen title into an important tool for language learning.

    Big Books

    Helbling Young Readers Big Books will bring reading to life for all children in your classes.

    They are an ideal way to make reading a shared experience in fun group situations, helping to develop confident and motivated individual readers.

    • Size: 35x47 cm
    • Pages: 24 (story only)
    • Picture dictionary
    • Quick guide in book
    • Story available as MP3 download
    • Downloadable Guide to using Big Books

    Language & Exams

    Helbling Young Readers - Levels

    Each level has a ‘mascot’, a small friendly animal that talks to the reader and proposes questions, mini-tasks and simple exercises related to the story.

    Level A

    Cambridge Pre A1 Starters
    Trinity: 1

    • Alphabet
    • Colours
    • Countries
    • Faces
    • Greetings
    • Numbers 1-10
    • Pets
    • School things
    • Snacks
    • Toys
    • Wild animals (zoo and jungle)

    Level B

    Cambridge Pre A1 Starters
    Trinity: 1

    • Clothes
    • Farm animals
    • Festivals
    • Games
    • Houses and rooms
    • Numbers after 10
    • Parties
    • School subjects
    • Seasons
    • Weather

    Level C

    Cambridge Pre A1 Starters
    Trinity: 1

    • Ecology 1
    • Garden and nature
    • Helping at home
    • Jobs
    • Places
    • Pocket money
    • Sports
    • Town 1

    Level D

    Cambridge A1 Movers
    Trinity: 2

    • Bodies
    • Directions
    • Emotions 1
    • Family
    • Health
    • Months
    • Town 2
    • Transport

    Level E

    Cambridge A1 Movers
    Trinity: 2/3

    • Dreams
    • Ecology 2
    • Emotions 2
    • Fashion
    • Holidays
    • Music
    • TV

    Level F

    Cambridge A2 Flyers
    Trinity: 3/4

    • Animal parts
    • Illness
    • Irregular verbs
    • Similes / metaphors
    • Storytelling