Bug Club Independent - Ignite your children's love of reading and nurture reading growth

Build up positive attitudes to reading, and engage children in the classroom and at home with Bug Club.*

Over 1 million children read using Bug Club across the UK.

Bug Club KS2 Starter Independent is now available on Accelerated Reader!




from £349



from £449



from £599

What is it?

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
  • increase reading enjoyment
  • develop skills, helping children make 30 months of reading progress in 18 months


What's in it?



Bug Club Independent Reading combines over 400 beautiful eBooks and print books with characters your children love, from Sarah and Duck to The Doctor and companions.

It also includes:

  • trackable, embdedded activities in every eBook
  • inside cover notes in each book to help you and your children's parents know how to deepen understanding
  • Professional Development courses which ensure you get the most from your Bug Club package

Explore Bug Club Independent

How it works

Bug Club offers your children books and eBooks that they would choose themselves.

A recent study* has shown reading from home is greatly encouraged by the brilliant online reading world, and you're equipped with tools to help plan and monitor progress.

Explore how Bug Club Independent works


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Subscription Pricing

Product Comparison
KS1 £699 £849 £1,099
KS2 £349 £449 £599
Whole School £899 £1,099 £1,399
You can save up to 29% when you purchase a print package. View the entire price list.

Want both Independent and Guided?

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"Bug Club deserves gushing praise for its design and innovation.

"This is a programme destined to lead the market and transform the way we teach reading."

John Dabell
Independent review on Teach Primary

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Next steps

Now you know more about Bug Club, you can get immediate access to nine free book samples, and three teaching guidance samples.

They include snapshots of KS1/P1-3 and KS2/P4-7 titles from Independent and Guided packages, across a range of genres.

Try some free samples


Book a free demo in your school

Already convinced? Book a free demo for your school, so one of our consultants can show you how Bug Club will work for your school and your reading requirements.

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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. Read about the study.

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