What's in Rigby Star Independent?

Fiction readers   Non-fiction readers  Programme Organisers 

There are 202 titles in Rigby Star Independent. The programme can be used alongside any guided reading resources and its structured progression means you'll always find the right reader for each child's reading ability.

Fiction readers – stories from the best children's authors

Written by much-loved children's authors, these books are expertly levelled to ensure your children can read them independently and practise their core reading skills.

Each book has lively illustrations and engaging stories and with over 100 titles to choose from, your children are bound to find a reader to suit them. Each title has parent and Teaching Assistant notes on the inside cover.

Non-fiction readers – brilliant books for curious minds

Like the fiction readers, each Rigby Star Independent non-fiction reader includes notes for parents and Teaching Assistants, to help them provide encouragement and support to the child as they read independently. There are ideas for simple discussions to check comprehension, helpful suggestions for checking key skills before and after reading and text types and genres are clearly highlighted.


Programme Organisers – one per year and two series-specific

Star Independent Prog Org sample page 100 pixelsRigby Star Independent comes with lots of teaching support to help you use the books alongside your existing guided reading resources.

A Programme Organiser per year includes links from every book through to learning objectives and Assessment Focuses and shows how each reader links to a corresponding Rigby Star Guided reader.

A separate Programme Organiser for each of Clinker Castle and Pirate Cove provides excellent support for each of the titles in those series.


And don't forget to check out our FAQs for ideas and advice on how to use Rigby Star Independent in your classroom.


Download more info

Download theRigby Star Independent Structure Chart (1.2 mb) to see the full range of titles. (Please note: Clinker Castle and Pirate Cove are no-longer available.)

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 Check out our Rigby Star Independent free samples.

Take a look at our FAQs for ideas and advice on how to use Rigby Star Independent in your classroom

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