Pearson English Graded Readers

Motivate learners of every age

Bring the joy of reading to EAL/D, reluctant and struggling readers

Pearson English Graded Readers cater for beginner English learners taking their first steps into reading English to more advanced learners looking to expand their vocabulary and improve their reading fluency.

The series brings familiar and much-loved characters that students can relate to from film, TV and the classics into the classroom, including Marvel, Disney, Doctor Who, Shakespeare and many more.

The content is engaging for reluctant readers and accessible to students with lower literacy levels or for English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) students.

These readers can be used for guided, independent and take-home reading in primary and secondary classrooms and libraries.

Empowering and motivating

At each level, the texts are written and edited to ensure the language, vocabulary and grammar are graded, to develop learners’ reading ability and confidence.


Students can experience the satisfaction of reading stories that meet the right level of challenge to reinforce and expand their literacy ability.

Huge selection of readers

Pearson English Graded Readers have a great choice of titles covering many genres such as classics and blockbuster films, to appeal to all ages.


Students can easily choose books they will be motivated to read and enjoy.

Online teacher notes and audio

To help teachers get the most out of using the readers, teaching resources are available for free, for every title on and also include:


  • Audio for most titles, providing clear models for pronunciation

  • Downloadable comprehensive teacher notes, extra activities, worksheets and answer sheets