Classic fairytales children know and love

For teachers and parents who want to share the joy of reading with classic fairytales that develop young minds, Pearson English Story Readers present all-time favourites carefully written and graded across four levels.

Twenty-four classic tales in three different formats available now!

See the full Story Readers list here.

What are Pearson English Story Readers?

  • Timeless children’s stories: some of the world's best-loved fairytales
  • Three different formats: stories in different book formats matching age and cognitive development
  • Four levels: catering for different language abilities
  • Three age ranges: aimed at 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11 year olds
  • Beautiful illustrations: classic illustrated tales perfect for classroom use
  • Classroom activities: each book has activities which aid comprehension and demonstrate progress
  • Audio available: stories feature 'chants' to help with speaking skills, develop pronunciation and improve motivation
  • Teacher's Resources: get additional support with every Story Reader
  • Perfect partners: ideal to go alongside any primary ELT coursebook


Downloadable Teacher Resources include:

  • Background information on the story
  • Discussion activities
  • Photocopiable worksheets
  • Answer keys for all activities

Choose your format

At each level, Story Readers aimed at younger children feature larger sized books with fewer words per page and larger illustrations. Story Readers for older children are presented in a smaller format, with more words per page, more suited to their age.

See the full Story Readers list here.

  • Favourite children's stories

  • Beautiful illustrations

  • After-reading activities

  • Extra Teacher’s Resources

  • Three different formats

How to use Readers

Find out how to use Readers in your classroom

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Choose your Reader by English learner level

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Correlation Charts

Find the right Readers to complement your ELT course

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Teaching Resources

All of our readers come with classroom resources

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