Make 30 months of progress in reading in 18 months with Bug Club

Bug Club is the solution for your reading needs, whatever they might be. With flexible packages for Independent Reading, Guided Reading, and ongoing assessment, with a blended approach to suit all schools and all ages, Bug Club is shown to work.*


Independent reading

An engaging and imaginative independent reading solution for your whole school. Shown by an independent study* to encourage reluctant readers to read at home using the online reading world, and increase reading enjoyment.

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Guided reading

A robust guided reading programme that provides everything you need to help children master fluency and deepen comprehension. Included materials help save you time and improve your children’s deeper understanding of texts.

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Grammar & Spelling

Online games and guidance for getting to grips with grammar. Grammar and Spelling Bug gives you all the tools you need to deliver the grammar and spelling requirements of the national curriculum - ideal for SATs practice.

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Edited by Professor Rhona Johnston and Dr Joyce Watson and based on a seven-year study in Clackmannanshire that’s proven systematic phonics to be the most effective way to teach your children to read. It’s everything you need to teach synthetic phonics at Foundation and Key Stage 1/P1-3.

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 * Results after 18 months from an independent study carried out by leading academics from UCL Institute of Education (IOE), in partnership with the Pearson UK Research Team. Research was conducted with KS1 children, with findings on progression based on pupils being ahead of the control group.


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Packaging options

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Independent reading

  • KS1/P1-3 160 or 305 titles
  • KS2/P4-7 64 or 142 titles
  • Activities
  • Reporting

From £349.

Guided reading

  • KS1/P1-3 Pro - 133 titles
  • KS2/P4-7 Pro - 120 titles
  • KS1/P1-3 photocopiable masters
  • KS2/P4-7 weekly teaching cards
  • Activities
  • Reporting

From £249.

Grammar & Spelling

  • Games and guidance
  • Lesson plans
  • Assessments

From £40.


  • Teaching software
  • Decodable books
  • Photocopiable masters

From £4.15 per title.

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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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