Reading books for dyslexia
Do you have a reluctant reader or a child who struggles with reading alone? Have a look at this list for the most popular books for dyslexia and watch as your child develops a love of reading you never thought you would see.
We struggled for years to get Ella to enjoy reading by herself. Then one day, someone suggested she try Dogman. We bought her a copy and as she read it, she was transported to a world led by her imagination and moulded by the words she was reading on the page. Within a week she was asking for another book to read and her love of reading continued (and still continues) to grow. We still love to read together but she now takes herself off with a good book and is immersed.
The list of books for dyslexia that I’ve compiled contains a wide selection for all age groups – from primary age through to teenage readers.
This list is not in any way exhaustive (or in any particular order) and my plan is to create lists for specific genres, ages, and abilities, but wanted to start with a broad overview.
I’ve started with Dr Seuss. These books are ideal for primary (and pre-primary) readers as they’re utter nonsense and great fun to read with crazy pictures and hilarious stories. The fact many of the words are made up is great practice for decoding.
Next is Dogman. I’ve had to add these books as they were the turning point for Ella and she loves to curl up on her own with a Dogman for hours.
Roald Dahl is a classic author that should be on every list of reading books. The stories are timeless, the illustrations are great and they can be enjoyed for many years.
David Walliams is regarded as a modern-day Roald Dahl and as such, his stories can once again be enjoyed by kids for many years – read together as a family and as their confidence grows, by themselves.
The others on the list are all great once your child has the confidence to pick up a book and read by themselves. Liz Pichon, the author of DogZombies is dyslexic herself and therefore knows exactly what to include when writing books for dyslexia. She knows what children want!
I hope you will find this list useful and I really hope just one of these books helps to build your child’s confidence when it comes to reading independently!
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