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!

Still Water by Chris Priestley 

A chilling and spine-tingling WWII horror from a true master of suspense…

Blurb: 

Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret. When Rosie comes across a strange girl swimming in a local pond, she hopes they will become friends. But instead her appearance leads to a horrifying revelation that will have terrifying consequences …

​​ISBN: 978-1-78112-833-6 
Reading Age: 8+ 
Interest Age: 8-12
Available at this link: https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/books/still-water/

Review: 

“Gripping and absorbing with a terrifying conclusion” – Parents in Touch

 

Kerb-Stain Boys: The Crongton Broadway Robbery by Alex Wheatle  

Award-winning author Alex Wheatle returns to the fictional Crongton estate for a dark comedy about the ups-and-downs of teenage life.

Blurb: 

Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad’s lost his job, Mum’s always working to make ends meet and big brother Kingsley just wants out. Then Briggy’s best mate Terror cooks up a plan to impress the coolest chick in the year, Caldonia Lake. Briggy doesn’t want to lose face by chickening out and, who knows, maybe they’ll make a quick buck. So what is Terror’s master plan? Robbing the post office … What could possibly go wrong?

Review: 

"This wickedly sharp teen-noir novella ticks all the right boxes for an inspiring read for teens who feel trampled in the wake of this unforgiving world" – CommonSpace

Interest Age: Teen
Reading Age: 8 

​​ISBN: 978-1-78112-809-1

Available at this link: https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/books/kerb-stain-boys/