Young Learners

Welcome to Young Readers

Reading schemes enrich learning and are also great fun!

We offer British English reading schemes to meet every need, and we know it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. So to make it easy, we have a dedicated young learner readers website just to cover all of our titles for our younger reading audience.

Find out more about Macmillan Children’s Readers, Macmillan Factual Readers and Macmillan Explorers Readers and Phonics Readers.

New: the Using Graded Readers in the Young Learner Classroom booklet, with levelling information, classroom activities and tips on how to encourage students to enjoy reading.


Macmillan Children’s Readers

A variety of fiction and non-fiction titles in six levels for children aged from 6 to 12 years old. Macmillan Children’s Readers reinforce the basic structures and vocabulary found in most primary courses, and make learning English a fun and informative experience.

Key features

  • Can be used as supplementary reading material with any primary course
  • Activity pages and a picture dictionary or wordlist at the back of each reader
  • Download the free audio mp3s to listen to the stories

Macmillan English Explorers

An eight-level reading scheme, complemented by a four-level phonics scheme.

Macmillan English Explorers

Developed specifically for children learning English in kindergarten and primary schools, Macmillan English Explorers is written with second language learners in mind. These books expose children to real language and develop their reading and vocabulary skills.

Macmillan Explorers Phonics

Teaching phonics is recognised as an essential part of teaching reading and writing. Macmillan Explorers Phonics complements the first four levels of Explorers by teaching children to sound out words and blend sounds to read and spell them accurately.


Macmillan Factual Readers

A six-level series where English language learners explore a variety of fascinating real-world topics.

Carefully graded and including a glossary with explanations of key vocabulary, Macmillan Factual Readers are aimed at 6 to 12 year-olds in need of more challenging reading material.