A treasury of short stories, carefully selected because they make speedy bedtime reads. Each of these ten traditional tales each take just ten minutes to read aloud. For sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. Studies have shown that reading for just ten minutes a day can massively improve children's literacy; this collection of stories will inspire children to do that and more. Ten stories from the Usborne Reading Programme - each retold for young readers and fully illustrated - are bound together in a beautiful gift edition which children will be proud to own and read. Part of a collectible series of illustrated story collections from Usborne, including 'Illustrated Stories for Bedtime' and 'Five-minute Bedtime Stories'.