This is a survey review of series of graded readers in English, published in the UK, Europe, and the US. To qualify for inclusion, a series need have only one stage but must have the potential of at least five titles at each stage, each title being ‘stand-alone’, i.e. not requiring to be read as part of a sequence.

For practical reasons, the survey does not include series published outside Europe and the US. This is not a reflection of the quality of series produced in other parts of the world.

Further, this is a survey of graded readers written for learners of English; it does not include books written for native speakers, whether slow readers, slow learners, or children learning to read, although native speakers needing learning support may find graded readers helpful.

Nor does this review include series published in languages other than English. Again this is for...

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