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.
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.
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.
Brian has Dyslexia – Jenny Leigh
Uses a cartoon bear to show what it is like to be dyslexic.
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.
Dyslexia Friendly Publishers
British Dyslexia Association
Promotes early identification and support in schools