Children's Fiction

Dyslexia-Friendly Reading Books

  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
  • NLE2 5 years +
    Jeremy Strong
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    As Nellie tries to find her way home, she comes across all kinds of hungry creatures who see her as a tasty treat. Will she be able to survive?

    Part of the Little Gems series of books developed for children who struggle to read (and those with dyslexia), this book has high-quality cream paper and an accessible font.
  • MOZ2 5 years +
    Cornelia Funke
    5 years +
    (1)
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    After wowing readers across the globe with her bestselling Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke turns her attention to those aged 5 and over with the magical story of The Moonshine Dragon.

    A tiny silver dragon has been chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight and all mayhem has broken loose! Patrick finds himself shrunken down too and hides in a toy castle... Will he be able to defeat the knight and make it through to the next morning?

    An appealing story especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Monica Armino.
  • SKV2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    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?
  • SUG2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    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.
  • DFO2 5 years +
    Quentin Blake
    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...
  • CFM2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    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.
  • MHO2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    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?
  • MIP2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    5 years +
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    Featuring characters from two of Michael Morpurgo's previous Little Gems books - Snug and the Castle in the Field - Minikid is a book full of countryside adventure.

    At school, they call him Bullet but Chris and Lisa call him Minikid. He's only come for a visit, but wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow... From orphan calves to wasps' nests, Minikid is fascinated by all the things he finds on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated, this has been 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.
  • PJA2 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    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+.
  • OFM2 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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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.
  • BBPGE
    Tony Robinson
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    A fun, swashbuckling adventure. Ben arrives at pirate school ready and raring to learn all about how to be the best pirate he can be! But instead of lessons in walking the plank, cutlass-swinging and singing sea shanties, the Headmistress seems more focused on teaching business and economics. Ben can't have that! With the help of comrade-in-arms Short John Silver, an uprising is planned...High quality cream paper and easy to read special font ensure a smooth read for all.
  • 6DWK 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (12)
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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!
  • 6WIM 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
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    Best-selling author Jeff Kinney should win a Nobel Prize for helping reluctant readers everywhere with his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The cartoon-strip illustrations and wacky, off-beat humour give these books tons of appeal for boy readers from 9+ who don't like reading. In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Greg's dad, Frank, is determined to make a man of Greg. How can Greg escape the military academy fate awaiting him? If you're into The Simpsons, the comic capers of Greg Heffley are right up your street!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • 6RRU 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
    (4)
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second volume in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series and is just as hilarious as the first! Packed with wacky cartoon illustrations, this giggle-out-loud diary is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers to get stuck into a book.

    Greg 'Wimpy Kid' Heffley is determined to be seen as 'cool' at school, but he has to battle to hide a hideously embarrassing incident from his past and a big brother who enjoys tormenting him at every turn. Life couldn't be more of an uphill struggle. Readers from 9+ will identify with Greg and his totally stomach-churning traumas!
  • LOH2 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
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    Greg Heffley is back - and this time he's heading on the road with his family... could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter.

    Suitable for children aged 9 and over, the Wimpy Kid books have not only delighted keen readers but also those who have been reluctant to discover the joys of reading and this book finds the Heffleys taking in an epic road trip.

    We think Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul might just be Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's funniest book yet - your children will love it, and you'll be chuckling along, too.
  • WPY2 7 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    7 years +
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    More trials and tribulations for Greg Heffley to endure as he attempts to negotiate life as a Wimpy Kid. In the fourth instalment of the hit series, complete with hilarious cartoon illustrations on almost every page and a large dose of very dry humour, Greg comes into conflict with his mum when summer comes around. Greg's idea of the perfect summer is staying indoors in front of the TV, but Mom has other ideas and soon the family is spending more time together... with chaotic results!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • WIK2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
    9 years +
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    Can you believe that Greg Heffley and his family have been entertaining children all over the world for 10 years now? The tenth book in the bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School finds Greg's town voluntarily going electronics-free - and you can imagine how well this has gone down!

    Full of Jeff Kinney's trademark zeal and comic strip illustrations, Greg is missing modern life and its conveniences. As tensions mount both in and outside the Heffley household, Greg has to find a way to survive or decide if he is cut out for going 'old school'...

    A hilarious page-turner that adults will be chuckling at almost as much as the children.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    (3)
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.
    Format: paperback
  • HCD2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Hiccup is determined to save his friend, Fishlegs, in this fourth volume of Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series. But Fishlegs is suffering from the deadly Vorpentitis disease and the cure is very obscure. Can Hiccup succeed and survive an encounter with Norbert the Nut Job in the process? You'll have to read How To Cheat A Dragon's Curse to find out!

    Collector cards are included at the back of the book to add some extra fire-breathing fun.
  • How To Speak Dragonese - Paperback - 9780340999097 - Cressida Cowell
    KGE2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
    (1)
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    How To Speak Dragonese is the third book in Cressida Cowell's bestselling adventure series, How to Train Your Dragon. Our freckled young hero and his pet hunting dragon, Toothless, face another perilous and terrifying challenge involving Bog-Burglars, Sharkworms, some unscrupulous Romans and Alvin the Treacherous. Many wild and gory exploits ensue. Hiccup fans won't be disappointed.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • HSD2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, the ninth book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, finds Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third finding it hard to be a hero.

    The woods of Berserk have burned down and it feels like the world is cursed: Dragons are revolting against their Masters, the water is rising and the wicked witch Excellinor has returned....

    Will Hiccup be able to find the King's Things and win a sword-fighting contest to save the day?
  • HTG2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    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!
  • HDO2 7 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Following DreamWorks' release of the film, How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell's books have gathered a huge fan base that continues to increase every day.

    The sixth book in the series, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, is full of the usual homicidal villains and despite Hiccup's hopes for a quiet 12th birthday, he's in peril by the end of the first chapter!

    Full of great gags, suspense and wild illustrations, this is ideal for reluctant readers.