The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic

Becky lives with her rich friend, Suze. Suze and her friends have lots of money, and they eat in expensive restaurants. Becky does not have as much money as Suze. Becky knows that she should stop spending money, but she can’t stop shopping. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online

The Picture of Dorian Gray

An artist paints a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray. When Dorian sees the picture, he decides to give his soul to keep his beautiful face. He lives a bad life and he is bad to many people, but his face never changes. However, in a room upstairs, the portrait gets uglier and uglier. With

BBC Dynasties: Chimpanzees

A few years ago, the BBC made the TV programme Dynasties about animal families across the world. They chose to film David and his family – a group of chimpanzees in south-eastern Senegal. Sometimes families are happy and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same

Elon Musk

This book tells the story of Elon Musk, American businessman and multi-billionaire. Learn about his early years in South Africa and Canada, move to Silicon valley and his plans to travel to Mars. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling

Zoo

Scientist Jackson Oz has discovered that all around the world, animals have started attacking humans. Jackson and fellow scientist Chloe set out to warn scientists and politicians about the attacks, before it is too late. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as

The Extraordinary Life of Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was First Lady of the United States. She is also a wife, a mother and a lawyer. But that is not all. She has started many campaigns to help young people and make the world a better place. Michelle Obama has had an extraordinary life. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics,

Animal Farm

Animal Farm tells the story of a rebellion and how it goes wrong. The animals’ lives on the farm are terrible – there is not enough food, the work is hard, and animals are dying. One day, the animals kick out the farmer and start to run the farm. Soon, a group of animals –

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a very famous scientist whose ideas changed the world. He studied space and time and taught people about the universe. Stephen was often very ill and his life was not easy, but it was extraordinary. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners

Wonder

August Pullman has been home-schooled all his life. Now he is starting fifth grade at a New York City middle school. He doesn’t want to draw attention to himself, but that isn’t easy when he looks like he does. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written

The Great Gatsby

Everybody wants to know Jay Gatsby. He is handsome and very rich. He owns a big house, and he has wonderful parties there. But after the music and dancing, does anybody really know who Jay Gatsby is? This is a story of love, money, and secrets. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new