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Epic stories of villains, crime, horror and adventure, these are the books boys and girls will not be able to put down...

Created with series editor Frank Cottrell Boyce, HEROES is a series of short, accessible original fiction novels and plays that teenage boys and girls will love. The perfect whole-class readers for Key Stage 3! The series expertly weaves captivating fiction with state-of-the-art digital teaching resources to inspire even the most reluctant reader.



Focus on engagement

  • Exciting novels and plays packed full of action and adventure. Perfect for engaging and captivating less confident readers and encouraging reading for pleasure

Build confidence

  • Trialled and tested in schools around the country to ensure the language level is just right.
  • Short, accessible stories that can be read in class helping you to deliver the whole text in six weeks. 

Improve reading skills

Lesson ideas based on competition and other strategies known to get reluctant readers involved and focused.

Assessment tasks provided to help you demonstrate that your students' reading has improved. 

"The National Literacy Trust is very pleased to see the creation of books, such as the HEROES series, which aim to engage with children who are less confident readers. By introducing the HEROES series Pearson is actively taking steps to improve literacy skills for children who struggle with their reading levels." Jonathan Douglas, Director - National Literacy Trust.

Try before you buy

You can choose any of the titles in the HEROES series on evaluation. Evaluation copies are free for 60 days at which point you can choose to pay for the item or return it to us in good condition for free. If you want an overview of the entire series you can order the free HEROES Information Pack.

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