Going Solo

Roald Dahl flew planes in the Second World War (1939-1945) when Germany, Italy and Japan fought against Britain, France, Poland, other European countries, the USSR and the United States of America. Going Solo is Dahl’s time with the RAF (Royal Air Force). He writes “I did not need to leave out anything here because every

Jane Eyre

Jane goes to work at Thornfield Hall as a governess for the strange Mr Rochester. They become friends and she is finally happy. But Mr Rochester is going to marry the beautiful Blanche Ingram and soon Jane must leave Thornfield forever. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction,

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Oskar Shell is a clever nine-year-old boy. When his father is killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001, Oskar wants to learn the secret about a key that he discovers in his father’s closet. His search takes him on a journey through New York and into the lives of

Life in Space

Is there life in space? Will people be able to travel to extra solar planets in the future? Learn about astronauts, space stations and space travel in Life in Space. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as a foreign language. The series

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 Kissing Booth

Elle has one more year of high school left and she has never been kissed. When she decides to make a kissing booth for the school carnival, she kisses Noah, her best friend Lee’s brother, and her life changes. But Noah is older than Elle, and Lee will not be happy. Will Elle listen to

Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein wants to make his own creature from stolen body parts. But when the creature is finished, Frankenstein is shocked by his creation and runs away. Lonely and angry, the creature plans to kill his maker and all the people that Frankenstein loves. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction,

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is the story of a boy in Missouri in the 1840s. Tom Sawyer’s parents are dead and he lives with his aunt in a small village next to the long Mississippi river. One night, Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn see Injun Joe kill Dr Robinson. “We can’t say

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist’s parents are dead and he grows up in the workhouse, where life is very hard. One day Oliver runs away to London. There, he enters a life of crime with the old man Fagin, the Artful Dodger, frightening Bill Sykes and kind-hearted Nancy. How will Oliver live in this dangerous world? Penguin Readers

BBC Dynasties Lions

Sometimes families are happy, and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good, and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same for the Marsh Lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara, and for all animal families. Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as