Spark a lifelong love of reading

Bug Club is a whole school reading programme that hooks children into a lifelong love of reading through stunning books and an incredible online reading world, that are filled to the brim with kid-favourite characters. 


  • Brilliantly combines an online reading world with beautiful printed books, planning  support, assessment tools and professional development to help you turn your children  into budding bookworms.
  • Over 500 finely-levelled books and eBooks featuring popular characters children  know and love like Shrek, Doctor Who, Lego, and Timmy Time.
  • Uses technology that children use every day to make reading even more fun – with  online quizzes, games and reward worlds to spark enthusiasm.
  • NEW integrated ‘Progress and Assess’ tools help you build a well-rounded picture  of progress and attainment, and performance against Age Related Expectations.
  • Built on a rigorous pedagogy and underpinned by a Reading Progression Map  which breaks the curriculum down into small, assessable steps.



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Live outside the UK?

  • International schools can buy the international edition of Bug Club from Pearson Global Schools here.



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Bug Club includes:

Bug Club is a truly whole school programme:

  • 325 fiction and non-fiction readers for Reception, KS1 and KS2
  • 48 Plays to Read for KS1 and KS2
  • 6 Plays to Act for KS1
  • 44 Comics for Phonics
  • Online Reading World featuring all the books accessible anytime, anywhere!  
  • Integrated assessment tool
  • Professional   
    development courses
    including initial 
    Bug Club Professional Development and refresher courses  
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Customer Review:

"They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more!"

Wendy Jenkins, Literacy Coordinator, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School, Northern Ireland

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