Featured Books

Reading with dyslexia can be fun - you just have to pick the right books!

Luckily, this is where we can help. Click on your age group (below), to discover the best new books out there for young readers with dyslexia. Whether you like funny fictions or scary stories, we're sure you'll find something you'll like.

And don't forget to check back every month. We're always updating this page with new books for you to try and share. 

So what are you waiting for? Go on - get reading!

Race to the Frozen North  by Catherine Johnson

Illustrated by Katie Hickey

The remarkable true story of the thrilling adventures of the first man to reach the North Pole

Blurb: 

When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored due to the colour of his skin.

​​ISBN: 978-1-78112-840-4 
Reading Age: 8+ 
Interest Age: 8-12

Review: 

“From his lucky break as a ship’s cabin boy to his Arctic excursions, learning Inuit languages and skills, Henson’s tale – filled with adventure and injustice – is gripping” – The Guardian

 

 

Lark  by Anthony McGowan

A gut-wrenching tale of the power and unconditional love of brotherhood from award-winning author Anthony McGowan

Blurb: 

Things are getting tense at home for Nicky and Kenny as they wait for a visit from their estranged mum. To escape, they go for a walk on the moors, taking their little Jack Russell terrier with them. But what should have been a laugh, a lark, turns deadly when the weather changes and they are caught in a blizzard. Nothing will ever quite be the same again …
 

Follow Nicky and Kenny’s story so far in Brock, Pike and Rook

ISBN: 978-1-78112-843-5 
Reading Age: 9
Interest Age: Teen

Review: 

"heart-stomping, gut-wrestling … a decidedly Good/Sad Thing. Buy it in January. Twice, at least"
 – A.F Harrold, Author