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Teaching children with dyslexia? Our dyslexia books for teachers will help you introduce the joys of books and reading to pupils who have this learning difficulty.

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Resources For Teachers : Books for Children with Dyslexia

Teaching children with dyslexia? Our dyslexia books for teachers will help you introduce the joys of books and reading to pupils who have this learning difficulty.

  • Wonder

    RJ Palacio

    Product Code: RJP2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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  • The World's Worst Children

    David Walliams

    Product Code: WCE2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, this popular book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.

    Who are David Walliams' World's Worst Children?
    • Dribbling Drew
    • Peter Picker
    • Bertha the Blubberer
    • Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion
    • Earnest Ernest
    • Sofia Sofa
    • Brian Wong, who was never, EVER Wrong
    • Nigel Nit-Boy
    • Grubby Gertrude
    • Windy Mindy
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  • Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: TDG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This is the first of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs and is the book that inspired the first hit film from Dreamworks. Hiccup may now be considered an awesome sword-fighter and the greatest Viking Hero to have ever lived, but he didn't always have this reputation....

    As a child, he wasn't popular nor good at sports and he struggled to make himself heard. But things began to change when he found Toothless, a dragon that quickly became his best friend - a stark contrast to the fearsome dragon enemies he'd grown up believing in...

    Written by Cressida Cowell and suitable for readers aged 7 and over, Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon is the first book in a series full of action, adventure and laugh-out-loud fun.
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  • Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

    Anthony Horowitz

    Product Code: SKX2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Anthony Horowitz launched a phenomenal action-packed adventure series with Stormbreaker, the first book starring teenage superspy, Alex Rider.

    His teenage hero is cool, contemporary and brave - just the right sort of hero to entice reluctant readers aged 9 and over to get reading. As the book begins, Alex discovers that his uncle - who has looked after him since he was a baby - has been killed in a car crash.

    What's more... he was a spy not a banker - and now Alex is being recruited to help on a MI6 mission. Told at breakneck pace and with tons of suspense, this is an irresistible read.
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  • Gangsta Granny

    David Walliams

    Product Code: GGQ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Moving and utterly hilarious, David Walliams' bestselling story of prejudice and acceptance, entwined with funny lists and wonderfully silly words, shows exactly why he is one of this country's most popular children's authors and a Red House favourite.

    Great for avid young readers who want a moving and hysterical novel in one, Gangsta Granny is also perfect for encouraging even the most reluctant kids to get reading with its Dahl-like wackiness and Tony Ross's characteristic illustrations. Ben's granny may look normal: grey hair, false teeth, a tissue up her sleeve. But in actual fact she's plotting the biggest jewel heist in history and she needs Ben's help!

    Funny, emotional and a must-read for children aged 9+. David Walliams was the 2013 Red House Children's Book Award Younger Readers category winner for Gangsta Granny.

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  • The Worst Witch

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: WZW2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
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  • Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHFF2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum.

    With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.
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  • Billionaire Boy

    David Walliams

    Product Code: LLI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Well known for his Little Britain TV sketches, David Walliams has also received much praise as a children's author. Now the creator of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink returns with another witty, thought-provoking story that will delight his young fans. In Billionaire Boy, Joe is the ultimate rich kid with his own cinema, car, even a pet orang-utan. But Joe faces one big shortage: he has no friends and he's seriously at a loss when his family's fortunes begin to crumble. Lots of laughs make this novel a brilliant read for boys and girls aged 9+.

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  • The Snake Who Came to Stay

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SKV2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of first chapter books, this clever and funny story from The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson is perfect for the younger end of the 5-8 age range.

    Fully illustrated, the former Children's Laureate's story follows Polly as she sets up a pets' holiday home for the summer. With a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, Mum is getting more and more fed up - and then Doris the snake goes missing!

    Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs?
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  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: PJA2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.

    Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.

    Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
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  • Mr Stink

    David Walliams

    Product Code: TIK2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Mr Stink is not just a bit smelly, he is the "stinkiest stinker who ever lived" but despite this, our lonely heroine Chloe invites him back to hide in her family's garden shed. Keeping him a secret proves tricky, however, as Mr Stink is not a quiet, retiring shed guest! David Walliams' second book for children is overpoweringly funny and clever and the illustrations by Quentin Blake add extra genius. Readers aged 9+ will think this is genius!
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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    John Green

    Product Code: FUL2
    Paperback 13 years +
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    John Green, the author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, is one of the most popular voices in contemporary young adult fiction and The Fault in Our Stars became an instant classic.

    You will probably have been in tears watching the big-screen adaptation that starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Engort as the devoted teenage lovers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters and the book is just as heart-wrenching and poignant, but keeps a fine line in self-depreciating humour - especially from the wise-beyond-her-years Hazel.

    After meeting at a cancer support group, the cynical sufferer Hazel unexpectedly finds herself falling for the charms of Augustus and the novel follows the two as their relationship develops - taking in a romantic trip to Amsterdam in the process.

    Full of wit, sensitivity and observations about life and illness, this profound book will make readers of any age (especially teens) laugh and cry in equal measure.
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  • Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: MHO2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of first chapter books, this clever and funny story from The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson is perfect for the younger end of the 5-8 age range.

    Designed in a chunky and friendly format and with colour illustrations, the story follows Elmo and his sister as they play in the jungle house next door.

    There's a tiger in the back garden and a bird-eating spider in the cupboard... but then old Mr Birdsnest moves in. What will the children do when it appears he's kidnapped their grandma?
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  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams

    Product Code: OYD2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Now widely regarded as one of the most talented children's authors around, funnyman David Walliams, previously best known for his Sport Relief challenges and Little Britain, released his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, to tremendous acclaim in 2008.

    Full of heart, wit and a touch of Roald Dahl-style anarchy, it finds 12-year-old Dennis living unhappily after his mum leaves the family. A crack of light shines through as he strikes up a friendship with a girl based on their mutual love of Vogue magazine - and soon Dennis is trying out some of her dresses...

    Covering an important and timely subject with no judgment and plenty of wit and insight, this fantastic novel is great for reluctant readers and any child who's felt like they're the odd one out...
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  • Of Mice and Men: Dyslexia-Friendly Edition

    Product Code: OFM2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Savvy George and gentle giant Lennie are drifters, hustling for a living in a string of dead-end jobs. George looks out for Lennie as they move from town to town, running from trouble and dreaming big. A place of their own, a piece of land, a bit of money. But trouble follows Lennie like a shadow, and George has his work cut out to keep him safe.John Steinbeck's classic novel in a super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features that more readers can access and enjoy.
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  • The Castle in the Field

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: CFM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
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  • How to be a Pirate

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HTG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a small Viking boy with a long name... his father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe which means Hiccup will one day inherit the throne. But Hiccup feels very ordinary.

    When a huge, six-and-a-half-foot floating coffin with the words BEWARE! DO NOT OPEN THIS COFFIN arrives, can you guess what happens next? The Quest to discover the treasure of Hiccup's ancestors begins and Hiccup needs to find it before Alvin the Treacherous gets his hands on it...

    Thena dragon called the Monstrous Strangulator is thrown into the mix, and things get very, very scary in the second book in Cressida Cowell's popular How to Train Your Dragon series!
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: 6DWK
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a worldwide bestseller that is cracking kids up from New York to Newcastle!

    When Greg finds himself thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings like him share the corridors with other kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving, he decides to piggyback on the popularity of his friend Rowley and finally become cool.

    Children from 9+ will love reading the hilarious story of how Greg and Rowley's friendship is tested to the limits!
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  • Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
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  • How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HWS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the seventh book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup looks into the knotty question of who discovered America. As usual, his progress is hampered by various obstacles including murderous mountains, hooligan tribes and hairy swimming trunks, but, thankfully, Hiccup cheats death by a whisker in order to tell his tale. A great book for boys and girls full of fidgets!

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  • How to Break a Dragon's Heart

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: BKD2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books can be read in any order, but we're sure that each new book will be pounced on by fans as soon as they appear. How to Break a Dragon's Heart is the eighth book in the series and packed with some grim and ghastly characters. Cliff-hangers abound as Hiccup tackles the Impossible Task, tries to save his friend Fishlegs from a terrible fate and uncovers some shocking truth about his past.

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  • Snug

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: SUG2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of Michael Morpurgo books, Snug tells the poignant story of Lisa and her beloved cat.

    Everywhere Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as he grows older, he spends more time away from home and one night he comes home all beaten up - and then he disappears.

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is an illustrated story about animals and friendship from the former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
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  • Cirque du Freak

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: CQD2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Cirque Du Freak is the first of the Saga of Darren Shan books and introduces ordinary schoolboy Darren, who visits a freakshow with his friend Steve and becomes obsessed with a giant tarantula. Darren's fascination is complicated by his friend Steve's behaviour and the pair are subsequently drawn into a ghoulish adventure from which there seems to be no escape. Cirque Du Freak is a dark and thrilling tale that will appeal to both boy and girl readers of nine and above.

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  • The Story Of The Dancing Frog

    Quentin Blake

    Product Code: DFO2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series for not-so-confident readers (and those who struggle with dyslexia), this story is presented on high-quality cream paper and with a special easy-to-read font.

    Written by Quentin Blake, is the story of a heartbroken widow of a captain that drowned at sea who discovers a friendly amphibian at her lowest point. However, this is no ordinary frog - this one likes to dance!

    The duo are soon touring the world with their new routine, spreading light and laughter wherever they go...
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