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!

Featherlight by Peter Bunzl, illustrated by Anneli Bray

Cogheart author Peter Bunzl stirs up magic, myth and history in a stunning adventure inspired by the incredible lives of 19th century heroines Grace Darling and Ida Lewis.

 

 

Blurb: 

Deryn’s father is the lighthouse keeper on Featherstone Island, keeping the lantern lit to protect passing boats from the treacherous rocky coastline. But when an emergency arises and Deryn is left alone to keep watch over the lighthouse, she finds herself in a terrible situation when the lamp runs out of oil during a wild storm. With a fishing boat in peril on the sea, Deryn has to seek help from an unusual source. Will she be able to keep the lantern lit through the dark, dangerous night?Deryn’s father is the lighthouse keeper on Featherstone Island, keeping the lantern lit to protect passing boats from the treacherous rocky coastline. But when an emergency arises and Deryn is left alone to keep watch over the lighthouse, she finds herself in a terrible situation when the lamp runs out of oil during a wild storm. With a fishing boat in peril on the sea, Deryn has to seek help from an unusual source. Will she be able to keep the lantern lit through the dark, dangerous night?

Review:

"A beautiful weaving of myth, magic and history, an absolute joy to read" – Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

ISBN: 978-1-78112-918-0
Reading Age: 8
Interest Age: 8+

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Hawk  by Elizabeth Wein

A gripping tale of duty and defiance from behind enemy lines weaving together fact and fiction for a truly thrilling read you won’t want to put down.

 

Blurb: Nazi Germany is a dangerous place for a girl with a stammer, but when Ingrid soars through the skies in her beloved glider planes, she feels safe and free. It’s a dream come true when her hero, daring test pilot Hanna Reitsch, invites Ingrid on a propaganda tour. But through her work with Hanna, Ingrid learns some dangerous truths about the Nazi regime and a shocking secret mission that could change the course of the war. When everything is at stake, Ingrid must decide where her loyalties lie.

Review: “Intense and thrilling ... This book is incredible, full of heart and courage” – My Shelves are Full, blog

​​ISBN:978-1-78112-955-5
Reading Age: 8
Interest Age: Teen