The Story of Castles by Lesley Sims
The fascinating history of castles told for children just beginning to read growing in reading confidence and ability. Explains in a lively way why castles were first built, what it was like to live in one, and the cunning tricks used to defend them. 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.