Browse and purchase any student and teaching resources, digital learning resources and educational textbooks.
Find any digital resource - Pearson eTexts, Lightbook, VitalSource, eBooks, MyLabs, Reader 2.0 & more.
Introducing the fast and easy way to shop. Simply enter your ISBN (unique product code) and checkout.
Support your child's learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, History, Geography & more.
Find the resources you need to excel in Maths, Science, English, History, Geography & more.
We have all your university resources as well as MyLab, Mastering and eText access codes.
Vocational & TAFE resources including building & construction, plumbing, electrical and more.
Check out our extensive range of ELT resources for anyone at any age.
F-6 school resources for the Australian Curriculum.
Secondary teaching resources for the Australian Curriculum (and for NSW).
Bespoke programs focused on whole school improvement through learning, assessments and resources.
Professional development courses; topical workshops; and conferences for all educators.
Browse our extensive range of educational products, resources and services.
VET teaching resources developed for a range of Australian Quality Training Framework Packages.
The most comprehensive and compelling collection of business, technology and enthusiast titles.
Browse the complete range of Pearson ELT resources, including Pearson English Readers.
A selection of the most interesting stories from the Pearson network around Australia and the world.
Join us as we chat with some of the leading thinkers and thought leaders in the education space.
Booksellers can login for extra benefits - product lists, view net pricing, stock levels and order direct.
Pearson contracted authors can access a range of resources, including the asset library and artwork briefs.
Find out about our commitment to education and learning. Overview of our products and services.
Learn about how we are putting great digital tools to good use.
Learn why everything we do is working towards measurable learning outcomes.
Meet our talented and passionate leadership team, who are leading the way into an increasingly digital future.
We've partnered with leaders in education to transform learning across Australia.
Get to know our global associates and ventures, and how they’re improving lives through learning.
Learning defines our company purpose and is itself a social purpose. Hear about how we're making a difference.
Are you as passionate about learning as we are? Then explore current vacancies at Pearson Australia.
Stay abreast of the latest trends in education through our blog and social media channels.
You are here:
Pearson Australia Home
Pearson English Readers
Pearson English Readers (formerly Penguin Readers) are world-renowned stories re-written for English learners and graded to 7 different levels for regular readers and 5 levels for Active Readers. With Pearson English Readers, learners of any age can enjoy and learn from reading, whatever their language level is.
Pearson English Readers are written by specialist ELT authors.
Whether it's British or American English you're looking for, there are hundreds of titles to choose from. There's something for everyone - classics, films, biographies, drama, romance, comedy, crime...
The readers are sold individually, or can be packaged with an Audio CD or MP3.
View a sample page from Mr Bean in Town (130 Kb)
Listen to a sample MP3 file from Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Man's Chest (940 Kb)
You will find more audio samples when you browse for the products in the store. Just click on the product record for more detail, to uncover free sample audio files, free teacher resources, worksheets and activities.
These graded readers are aligned with the Global Scale of English.
Award winning content. When students enjoy what they’re doing they are more motivated to read, learn and succeed.
With a large selection of book and film-based titles across 13 different genres and 7 English levels, every learner can find a perfect Reader at the right level and right topic/story for them. Intensive reading offered with 5 levels of Active Readers.
With additional teacher’s resources in every title (including Teacher’s notes, Activity worksheets and audio files) teachers can bring more practice and interaction in their classroom.
The Pearson English Readers and the Pearson English Active Readers have historically been levelled to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) bands. The vocabulary, grammar, text length, language features and topics were used to correlate reading levels to the CEFR. This levelling has been checked again to make sure each reader is pitched at the right level.
The Global Scale of English is derived from the same original set of data as the CEFR, and carefully correlated. We used this correlation to decide how the Readers levels should map to GSE score bands, and represented both scales in the table on the back of the books.
Teachers and schools who want their students to succeed in exams and who are looking for truly pleasurable tasks to improve their students’ reading skills, vocabulary, listening, speaking, and language comprehension.
Students (adults/teenagers) who would like to bring more enjoyment to their English learning routine, model listening and find out about the topics beyond their coursework.
Parents who are looking for exciting English learning materials to keep their children motivated to study and progress
Written by ELT authors, these 32 page Teacher's Guides are packed with advice, ready-made activities and photocopiable worksheets.
Every Pearson English Reader and Pearson Active English Reader is accompanied by free teaching resources. Click on the links for a preview:
To access these resources for the entire series, login/register as a Educator. When you search of any of the readers you will see the links to each set of teaching resources under the tab 'Educator downloads'.
© Copyright 2017 Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. ABN 40 004 245 943