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Reading is a great way to study English, and our readers offers the best selection of graded readers for all ages. Each Pearson Readers series is also carefully graded to ensure that English learners can easily understand and experience the pleasure of reading in English.

Pearson Readers have a new design and new features that will help you enjoy reading in English at any level. Whether you read for pleasure or information, our reader series offers the best selection of well-known and loved stories.

  • Stylish covers
  • Audio (CD or downloadable)
  • Activities in each book
  • Teacher support

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What are Pearson English Readers?

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Pearson English Readers are world-renowned stories rewritten for English learners and graded to 7 different levels. With Pearson English Readers, learners will be motivated to read, learn, and succeed.

  • Choose from a large selection of books and film-based titles across 13 different genres, appropriate for different age groups.
  • Engage with young learners and help them develop their English by discovering interesting facts about the world around them.
  • Bring more interaction to your classroom with great teacher resources with every title.

Exciting new name for ELT Readers

Penguin Readers have been renamed to Pearson English Readers, to better represent us – who we are (Pearson!) and what we do best (English!).

This is just the first step on our exciting journey! We are also working on creating new iOS and Android apps for eReaders.

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What is new in Pearson English Readers?

Pearson English Readers all have new Pearson branded covers complete with beautiful original visuals. With GSE and CEFR-aligned levelling tables on the back covers of Pearson English Readers and Pearson English Active Readers, it will be easier to match your students with the right Reader and the right level for them. Word counts and levels have all been re-checked and fine-tuned.
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How are Pearson English Readers graded?

Pearson English Readers and Pearson English Active Readers use the new Global Scale of English (GSE).

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the world’s first truly global English language standard which will allow you to measure progress accurately and easily.

Because it’s aligned to other scales you may have heard of, such as the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and High-Stakes Tests, you can use the Global Scale of English to guide learning no matter what your ultimate goal.

Learn more about the Global Scale of English at www.english.com/gse.

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The Pearson English Readers and Pearson English Active Readers are graded by: middlemarch-back
• Structure (grammar)
• Number of headwords
• Vocabulary
• Sentence length
• Sentence complexity
• Number of words on a page
• Number of pages in a book
• Complexity of activities
• Number of hours of English completed by the reader
You’ll find GSE and CEFR-aligned levelling tables on each Reader’s back cover.



How are Pearson English Kids Readers graded?

The Pearson English Kids Readers are graded by:

• Number of headwords
• Grammatical structures
• Vocabulary
• Complexity of activities
• Number of hours of English completed by the reader

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The following Pearson English Readers are currently available. Click a title to learn more.

Pearson English Kids Readers

ISBN Title Level
9781408288191 Cinderella 1
9781408286999 Dumbo 1
9781408288535 Finding Nemo – Nemo in School 1
9781447944218 Katie Grows a Bean Plant 1
9781408288245 The Magic Toys on Holiday 1
9781447944225 Making Music 1
9781408288528 Peter Pan – Comes to London 1
9781408288252 Rainbow Bird 1
9781447931287 Rory Wants a Pet 1
9781408288511 Sleeping Beauty 1
9781447944379 Wheels Go Round 1
9781447944386 Where I Live 1
9781408288542 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1
9781447931270 Winstons the Wizard 1
9781447944232 Awake At Night 2
9781408288573 Bambi
2
9781447944249 Clothes At Work 2
9781447931324 The Enormous Crocodile
2
9781408288566 The Jungle Book – Mowgli Meets Baloo
2
9781447944393 Let’s Draw Shapes 2
9781408288177 The Little Mermaid – Ariel and the Prince
2
9781292206226 Marvel’s Freaky Thor Day 2
9781292206004 Marvel’s The Story of Spider-Man 2
9781408288580 Monsters, Inc.
2
9781408288290 Pirate Patch and the Treasure Map
2
9781408288559 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2
9781408288306 Thumbelina
2
9781447944348 Tom at the Harbour 2
9781408288597 Toy Story
2
9781447979975 Tropical Island Adventure 2
9781408287316 101 Dalmatians 3
9781408287330 A Bug’s Life
3
9781408288627 Beauty and the Beast
3
9781447944355 Butterflies and Frogs 3
9781447944362 Festival Fun 3
9781447931331 The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
3
9781408288603 Lady and the Tramp
3
9781292205960 Marvel’s Call for Backup 3
9781292205786 Marvel’s The Swashbuckling Spider 3
9781408288610 Pinocchio 3
9781408288351 Poptropica English – Space Island Adventure
3
9781447931348 Shaun the Sheep: Save the Tree
3
9781447944256 Sport with Trainer Tim 3
9781408288634 Toy Story 2
3
9781447944263 Up In The Air 3
9781408288344 The Wizard of Oz
3
9781447944270 Animal Athletes 4
9781408288658 The Aristocats
4
9781447944287 Brain Gym 4
9781408288665 Chicken Little
4
9781447931355 The Fantastic Mr Fox
4
9781408288689 The Incredibles
4
9781408286975 The Lion King
4
9781408288405 Pollyanna
4
9781408288641 Robin Hood
4
9781447931294 Sherlock Holmes
4
9781447944416 STORM! 4
9781408288672 Toy Story 3
4
9781447931300 The Twits
4
9781408288399 The Wind in the Willows
4
9781447944430 A Land Of New Hope
5
9781408287354 Aladdin
5
9781408287378 Alice in Wonderland
5
9781447931362 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
5
9781408288368 George’s Marvellous Medicine
5
9781408288450 Gulliver’s Travels
5
9781447944294 Harry’s Clothes Project 5
9781408288719 Hercules
5
9781408288702 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
5
9781447944423 Into I.T.
5
9781447944317 Island Hopping 5
9781408288726 Ratatouille
5
9781408288733 WALL-E
5
9781447931386 A Matter of Loaf and Death 6
9781447944331 A World Of Homes 6
9781447944300 Animal Camouflage 6
9781447944409 Astronauts in Space
6
9781408288184 Atlantis – The Lost Empire
6
9781408288788 Cars (Books)
6
9781447931379 James and the Giant Peach
6
9781408288771 Lilo and Stitch
6
9781408288757 Mulan
6
9781447944324 Our Changing Planet 6
9781408288740 Pocahontas
6
9781408288504 Secret Garden 6
9781408288764 Up
6

Pearson English Readers

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Pearson English Active Readers

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Find out more about Pearson English Readers

Support materials are available to download on the websites: PEKR: audio & teachers’ resources • PER & PEAR: teachers’ resources
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