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!

Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson 

Illustrated by Mike Lowery

A touching story of loss and remembrance from the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar

Blurb: 

Owen and his mum are struggling. It’s just the two of them at home now and they’re finding it difficult to ask for the help they need. When Owen discovers a crumbling stone soldier in the local park, it feels like he finally has someone he can talk to about his worries. But the town council can’t see how important the soldier is and they want to remove him. Owen’s scared that he’ll be left on his own again, but can he find the courage he needs to save the soldier before it’s too late?​​

ISBN: 978-1-78112-865-7
Reading Age: 8 
Interest Age: 9+

Review: 

“A clever, thought‑provoking story that draws parallels between past and present conflicts, and how we remember those lost so that we can move on” – Emma Carroll

 

 

 

The Pavee and the Buffer Girl  by Siobhan Dowd

Illustrated by Emma Shoard

A deeply powerful and important love story that gives voice to the often untold experience of Traveller communities

Blurb: 

When Jim’s family halt at Dundray, the town is an unfriendly place. He faces bullying, name‑calling and a new school to navigate without a word of reading. Then Jim meets Kit, who takes him under her wing and shows him how to survive. But everyday prejudice and mindless violence threaten to uproot all their lives.

A stunning story by the much-missed Siobhan Dowd, brought to life by Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted illustrator Emma Shoard.

ISBN: 978-1-78112-879-4
Reading Age: 8
Interest Age: Teen

Review: 

"Smart, clear-eyed, unsentimental; tough but full of truth … an act of love” – Patrick Ness