Dyslexia and Difficulties with Reading and Writing

For some children, reading is a pleasure and writing is fun. For others, it is a terrible chore. This can be particularly true for children who have dyslexia. Sharing stories about other children who struggle with their reading may help them to understand their difficulties.

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Vicar of Nibbleswicke – Roald Dahl

Reverend Lee doesn’t realise that his dyslexia is affecting his sermons. His parishioners are at first amused and then shocked by the garbled messages coming from the pulpit.  A cure is proposed but it is a typical Dahl invention, not a real world solution.
Age: 8+

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A Dog Called Flow – Pippa Goodhart

Oliver is finding it hard at school and he longs for a dog. This story looks at bravery, friendship and the challenges of dyslexia but, primarily, it is about the love and trust between a boy and his dog.
Age: 7+

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Brian has Dyslexia – Jenny Leigh

Uses a cartoon bear to show what it is like to be dyslexic.
Age: 5+

Football Academy: Reading the Game – Tom Palmer

This is the fourth book in a series based around a football academy.  Ben is at his happiest playing football, but finds school a great trial.  He can’t read and struggles to hid this from his teachers, classmates and family.  It is a story about overcoming difficulties and not being afraid to ask for help.
Age: 7+

Dyslexia Friendly Publishers

Barrington Stoke
Picture Squirrels


Useful Organisation

British Dyslexia Association

Promotes early identification and support in schools

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