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Reading difficulties and dyslexia

FArTHER

This list aims to provide a range of books that may appeal to young people of seven years plus with reading difficulties. The list includes books that:

  • are particularly dyslexia-friendly
  • feature characters who struggle with reading
  • have a high interest level and low reading age.

Check out these other organisations for further resources: British Dyslexia Association;  Being Dyslexic website.

  • FArTHER

    Author: Grahame Baker-Smith

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  • FArTHER

    Author: Grahame Baker-Smith

    Words and pictures combine beautifully to tell a moving story about fathers and sons

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  • The Fall

    Author: Anthony McGowan

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  • The Fall

    Author: Anthony McGowan

    Mog isn’t one of the popular crowd, but at least he manages to get by without being troubled much by the bullies...

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  • Petrify

    Author: Beth Chambers

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  • Petrify

    Author: Beth Chambers

    Ella’s new next-door neighbour is confident, verging on cocky. He’s keen to prove to Ella and her friends that he know…

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  • Pale

    Author: Chris Wooding

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  • Pale

    Author: Chris Wooding

    In an eerie futuristic world, society has figured out a way to bring people back from the dead...

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  • Maggot Moon

    Author: Sally Gardner

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  • Maggot Moon

    Author: Sally Gardner

    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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  • A Dog Called Flow

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Anthony Lewis

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  • A Dog Called Flow

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Anthony Lewis

    This is a powerful story that clearly leads its reader through the struggles of dyslexia. But it is also an adventurous tale of a …

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  • Contact

    Author: Malorie Blackman

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  • Contact

    Author: Malorie Blackman

    Imagine a future where physical contact between humans is illegal. No hand holding and no hugs to make you feel better when you're…

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