Books featuring characters with dyslexia

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It can be really valuable for children to read about characters like them - and to discover different experiences - so we've put together a list of brilliant books featuring characters with dyslexia.

Dyslexia-friendly books

  • The Wildstorm Curse

    Author: Eve Wersocki Morris

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Wildstorm Curse

    Author: Eve Wersocki Morris

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Kallie and her new friends at theatre camp must fight an ancient evil. This thrilling and action-packed story celebrates unlikely …

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  • When the Sky Falls

    Author: Phil Earle

    Interest level: 11-14

    Reading age: 10+

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  • When the Sky Falls

    Author: Phil Earle

    Interest level: 11-14

    Reading age: 10+

    It's the Second World War and while everyone else is evacuated to the countryside, 12-year-old Joseph ends up in the city with a w…

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  • Read Between the Lies

    Author: Malcolm Duffy

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Read Between the Lies

    Author: Malcolm Duffy

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

    With chapters alternately narrated by stepbrothers Ryan and Tommy, this is a clever and absorbing book that builds slowly and work…

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  • Wider than the Sea

    Author: Serena Molloy Illustrator: George Ermos

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Wider than the Sea

    Author: Serena Molloy Illustrator: George Ermos

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Ró finds reading hard because the words jump around. She can’t tell anyone because her parents are unhappy and she doesn’t want to…

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  • Brian Has Dyslexia

    Author: Woody Fox Illustrator: Jenny Leigh

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Brian Has Dyslexia

    Author: Woody Fox Illustrator: Jenny Leigh

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 4+

    Not knowing his left from his right, and his bad headaches are also adding to his problems. Then, with some help from Dr Spot and …

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  • Everdark

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Everdark

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    In the kingdom where 11 year old Smudge lives, it's tradition for a phoenix to rise from the ashes to start a new era of magic. Bu…

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  • Maggot Moon

    Author: Sally Gardner

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Maggot Moon

    Author: Sally Gardner

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 11+

    Combining conspiracy theory and dystopia, this hugely original novel is set in an alternate 1950s in which Britain is dominated by…

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