Ladybird Readers

The Ladybird Readers series has been levelled by experts to gradually introduce key words to learners of English as they begin their reading journey. The levels follow the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and support students who are taking the Cambridge English Young Learners (YLE) exams.

Teachers, parents and children can choose from traditional tales, character stories, everyday adventures or non-fiction books about the world around them. Great care has been taken to match a small number of words with a large illustrated scene, so that children can check the meaning of words, helping to further understand the story. 

Browse our extensive Reading Schemes resource, where you will find constantly updated lists for the most popular schemes from all key educational publishers. If you’re looking across schemes for a particular level our Book Band resource will be invaluable, and our website has a host of other resources for you to explore, like Wordless Picture Books, Picture Books for KS2 and Favourite Classroom Reads.