Pearson English Readers

Presenting an unbeatable range of over 480 stories for kids, teens and adults across a range of genres and in a range of formats, Pearson English Readers are an ideal resource for language learners to experience the joy of reading. 

Our collections offer a careful selection of graded readers for all levels, which teachers can adapt around the appropriate reading strategies and learning pathways for their students so that reading time is a moment of enjoyment and learning. 

Our reading plan is filled with extra practice materials to help students improve and measure their progress along the way. And it is backed by rigorous research and adheres to global standards.

Young Learners

From Disney favourites and timeless fairy tales to epic adventures and discovering science and the natural world, the accessible English and lively content in every Reader will keep young readers engaged and motivated to learn.

Kids Readers

Pearson English Kids Readers keep young readers engaged and motivated to learn, with colourful illustrations, unforgettable characters and engaging stories.

Story Readers

Pearson English Story Readers present a collection of the world’s all-time favourite children’s stories, perfect for use in the classroom or at home with young learners.


Reading Scheme

We have made a selection of suggested Pearson English Readers to fit your Primary classes.

Our Reading Scheme is a reading plan based on the hours of English per week and the CEFR level of your class so you can choose the best graded Reader for your students taken from our Collections.

Read and learn with Disney friends!
Young learners can build their reading skills with the help of engaging Disney stories and characters they know and enjoy. 

Created to be used both at school and at home, Disney Readers help young learners expand their reading in a fun and motivating way. 

The Disney Readers are visually rich to support engagement and comprehension, with a robust vocabulary and phonics syllabus. 

All Disney Readers are aligned to the Global Scale of English and Common European Framework. Thanks to the Lexile reading scores, learners see their reading skill progress as they move through the levels. 

The 36 new Disney Readers include audio, extra learning content and activities at the back of the book. 

Disney Readers

Teens and Adults

An incredible range of popular titles and best-selling authors across a range of genres written for teenage and adult learners. Depending on approach, can be used for intensive or extensive reading to aid language development.


Pearson English Readers offer a wide range of genres, from comedies and plays to classic novels and film titles, to give students an extensive reading experience and the satisfaction of reading real books in language they can understand.

Active Readers

Pearson English Active Readers are perfect for classrooms and group reading, the additional exercises and mini projects encourage a more structured, intensive reading experience.

Reading Scheme

We have made a selection of suggested Pearson English Readers to fit your Secondary classes.

Our Reading Scheme is a reading plan based on the hours of English per week and the CEFR level of your class so you can choose the best graded Reader for your students taken from our Collections


What’s in a Marvel Reader?

Carefully graded language providing the right level of challenge and enjoyment

Who’s Who character introduction that motivates students

Images from the movie that bring the story to life, help with comprehension and provide a stimulus for discussion

Word list highlighting new vocabulary, providing a great reference tool for new language

Several pages of activities including before, during and after questions that aid comprehension, inspire discussions and check language progress

Marvel Readers

eBook Libraries

What are Pearson English Graded Readers eBook Libraries? 

Pearson English Active Readers
and Pearson English Readers ebook Libraries offer collections of Readers by level in digital format accessible via the Pearson English Portal (PEP) and the Reader+ app (desktop and mobile).

As with the printed versions, these Readers are for English learners who would like to supplement standard English course materials and build their English competence.


Access to a level specific selection of Readers to enhance English learning:

  • Wide range of genres which motivates students to read: classics, contemporary fiction & film adaptations, plays, short stories, nonfiction
  • Text, audio and audio highlight functions enable students to read or to read and listen simultaneously
  • Online/offline access, either via desktop or mobile device, for students reading at home or on the go
  • Readers graded according to rigorous language guidelines to balance the enjoyment of reading with just the right level of challenge
  • Front of class tools, together with audio and text highlight, enable engaging classroom presentations

Global Scale of English