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Dyslexia-friendly picture books

The Snake who Came to Stay

Red Squirrel picture books were developed by Barrington Stoke, a publisher specialising in dyslexia-friendly books.

These picture books can be enjoyed by all members of the family. They support parents who are unconfident readers in passing on a love of reading to their child by reading with them. The font, lay-out and wording all help support the reader through the pages.

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  • The Covers Of My Book Are Too Far Apart! (And Other Grumbles)

    Author: Vivian French
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke (Picture Squirrels)

    This accessible and diversely illustrated picture book gives helpful suggestions for more or less any reading issue. It's likely to especially interest schools.

  • The Snake who Came to Stay

    Author: Julia Donaldson
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Polly’s holiday home for pets is much in demand. There are guinea pigs, a  noisy mynah bird -  and now Doris the snake.

  • All I Said Was

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Ross Collins
    Publisher: Red Squirrel Books

    One of an innovative series of dyslexia-friendly picture books which feature accessible fonts, strong contrast, good spacing and uncluttered layout to ensure accessibility for all, including parents with reading difficulties.

  • Freddy and the Pig

    Author: Charlie Higson Illustrator: Mark Chambers
    Publisher: Red Squirrel Books

    Freddy hates school and thinks that it is boring, but he comes up with clever plan. The dyslexia-friendly features make this book highly accessible.

  • Itch Scritch Scratch

    Author: Eleanor Updale Illustrator: Sarah Horne
    Publisher: Red Squirrel Books

    Head lice are the focus of this fun and engaging picture book. The dyslexia-friendly features make this book highly accessible.

  • Wolfman

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Chris Mould
    Publisher: Red Squirrel Books

    Wolf Man has escaped from his cage and is wrecking the town. All of the people in the town are scared and are rushing to hide indoors. The dyslexia-friendly features make this book highly accessible.

  • Mad in the Back

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Richard Watson 
    Publisher: Picture Squirrels

    How can Mum possibly drive when her two children are going mad in the back?

  • We Are Not Frogs!

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher
    Publisher: Picture Squirrels

    Alice and Jago are playing in granny's garden one day when they find lots of toads in the long grass. Michael Morpurgo's lovely nature tale and Sam Usher's sensitive and funny illustrations bring this story hoppingly alive.