Carousel Series


These Carousel Readers are great little stories to help beginning readers on their way to becoming eager and successful readers. The series was developed by Dominie Press and is available from Pearson Education. Five titles are also available as big books for shared reading

Dad's Great Big Fish by Alan Trussell-CullenDad’s Great Big Fish
(Also available as a big book)

Dad caught a fish. It was a big fish! A GREAT BIG fish! But it was so big he didn’t know how to cook it!

ISBN: 0-7685-0704-9



The Day Our Teacher Lost Her Voice by Alan Trussell-CullenThe Day Our Teacher Lost Her Voice
(Also available as a big book)

“On Friday our teacher lost her voice. She wrote on the blackboard, “Sorry, children,but I have lost my voice.”
We were sorry too, so we wrote her a message. “Where do you think you lost it?”
Writing message back and forth soon turns into a fun game for everyone!

ISBN: 0-7685-0706-5

A Giant Story by Alan Trussell-cullenA Giant Story

What happens when Gifford the giant has a giant pain in his giant tummy? Well first he goes to the Giant Doctor and gets a Giant Pill to take. And that’s only the start of Gifford’s problems…

ISBN: 0-7685-0710-3


A Dragon Singing in the Magical Moonlight by Alan Trussell-CullenA Dragon Singing in the Magical Moonlight
“In a dream, I heard a dragon singing in the moonlight. “Are you a real dragon?” I asked.And then the dragon curls up on the bed for the night. But what happens in the morning…?

ISBN: 0-7685-0707-3



Bath Time by Alan Trussell-CullenBath Time
I’m lying in the bath. It’s the bath I’m in,
with warm soapy water right up to my chin.
There’s lots of fun to be had in a bath…!

ISBN: 0-7685-0702-2




Party Smarty by Alan Trussell-CullenParty Smarty
(Also available as a big book)
Dressing up for a party can be great fun – especially if there are lots of things round home that you can use! So what does this really clever “Party Smarty” go to the party dressed up as?

ISBN: 0-7685-0726-X


Muddle Magic by Alan Trussell-CullenMuddle Magic
What happens when Mr Martin the farmer and part-time magician decides to try a little magic on his poor farm animals? Things don’t work out quite how he hoped…!

ISBN: 0-7685-0720-0



Fisherman Fred by Alan Trussell-CullenFisherman Fred
(Also available as a big book)
Fisherman Fred wants to take his tugboat to the island before the tide goes out. But along comes a dog who wants to come, too. And then two cats, and then three sheep – and so on. (A fun counting story!) Soon the boat is really full. So do they all manage to get to the island? Maybe not quite in the way they had hoped…!

ISBN: 0-7685-0708-1

Mathematical Stew by Alan Trussell-CullenMathematical Stew
(Also available as a big book)
“Today we will make mathematical stew.
That’s what we’ll do.
We’ll cook up some great mathematical stew.
We’ll start with an onion. Just one will do.
That’s how we’ll start mathematical stew…”
Great fun with food and numbers!

ISBN: 0-7685-0717-0

Tag Along by Alan Trussell-CullenTag Along
Everywhere Lucy went with her friends her little sister would tag along, too. Lucy gets mad and starts to tease her little sister, calling her “a little tag-along sister!” But what happens when he little sister finds some friends of her own and Lucy’s friends are away?

ISBN: 0-7685-0730-8


The One That Got Away by Alan Trussell-CullenThe One That Got Away
Uncle Ernie goes fishing for a great big fish to surprise his family. But he’s not the only one fishing! What happens when a great big fish tries to catch a great big uncle to surprise his fishy friends?

ISBN: 0-7685-0724-3


Has Anyone Seen My Cat? by Alan Trussell-CullenHas Anyone Seen My Cat?
What happens when the cat goes missing? She doesn’t come for her food. No one seems to have seen her? Where could she be? There’s a surprise in store!

ISBN: 0-7685-0711-1



Who Put the Plug in the Tub? by Alan Trussell-CullenWho Put the Plug in the Tub?
Who did put the plug in the tub? And turned on the faucet? And filled the tub with toy boats? No one is owning up. But finally everyone joins in the fun!

ISBN: 0-7685-0735-9



Catching a Whale by Alan Trussell-CullenCatching a Whale
Sam tells everyone about the great big whale he is going to catch when he goes fishing with Uncle John. Well he does catch something – but is it really a whale?

ISBN: 0-7685-0703-0