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Oxford Bookworms Library

Oxford Bookworms Library

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Help your students build reading confidence and fluency with the Oxford Bookworms Library. With adapted American and European literature, teachers can make the Oxford Bookworms Library a part of their English language arts curriculum. English learners and struggling readers can enjoy the same novels that are found in the mainstream curriculum. Available in seven accessible levels, students can choose from more than 150 titles from starter level to advanced for extensive or independent reading.

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story."

David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

  • Book
  • Audio CD Pack (Book + Audio CD)

Key features

  • Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level on every cover
  • Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension
  • Activities build language skills and check understanding
  • Audio improves reading and listening skills
  • Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Oxford Bookworms are available for your tablet or computer through the Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf


This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.

Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students’ reading confidence.

Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.

Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.

Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.


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Factfiles are non-fiction graded readers from the Oxford Bookworms Library available for Levels 1 to 4 (CEFR A1- B2).

Students learn about different countries and cultures, science and nature, history and historical figures all while practising and improving their English.

Read about Climate Change, World Wonders, Nelson Mandela, and much more.

Why read?

Find out about the benefits of reading with these blogs.

5 Ways Graded Readers can Motivate your Students - Reading is great way for improving English, but it’s also a great motivator. Researcher Jacqueline Aiello tells us how.

Reading for pleasure: appealing to learners, not readers – Reading expert and teacher trainer, Verissimo Toste, tells us about the benefits of extensive reading and how to get your students to do it.

Why invest in extensive reading? – Nina Prentice explores the relevance of extensive reading in the language learning classroom.