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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015

Written by · Published Oct 5, 2015

I spy a great reader by Jackie French

Ludicrous delightful picture books for any age, from 3 to 83!

Both these brilliant books are packed full of phonic silliness, perfect to laugh at and relax with!

Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Green eggs and ham by Dr Suess

Green eggs and ham by Dr Suess

Joke books

Joke books are brilliant for children who find reading a struggle or boring; short punchy sentences, lots of illustrations, a captive audience and usually, very poor taste!

Dick and Dom’s whoopee book of practical jokes by Richard McCourt

Dick and Dom’s whoopee book of practical jokes by Richard McCourt

Disgusting jokes by Toby Reynolds

Disgusting jokes by Toby Reynolds

Poems

The rhyming text in poetry is great for dyslexic children, because it helps them to predict the words. Children who lack ‘reading stamina’ won’t flag in the middle or reading a poem, so they could get to finish reading a whole something, without prompts, persuasion or coercion. Most of the poems in these two books are also very funny!

My cat is in love with the goldfish and other loopy love poems by Graham Denton

My cat is in love with the goldfish and other loopy love poems by Graham Denton

The Puffin book of fantastic first poems by June Crebbin

The Puffin book of fantastic first poems by June Crebbin

Factual books

Don’t forget that our libraries are crammed full of brilliant information books. We’ve got tons of books about dinosaurs, pirates, football, kittens and more. For a real reading reward, why not borrow one of these cookery books? Your dyslexic child can read the ingredients and follow the instructions, then get to eat the results of their labours.

Cook it step by step by Carrie Love

Cook it step by step by Carrie Love

Children’s quick and easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Children’s quick and easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Cooking up a storm by Sam Stern

Cooking up a storm by Sam Stern

And finally, a little something for the parents…

Advice on identifying reading difficulties and helping your dyslexic child make progress and enjoy reading.

I spy a great reader by Jackie French

I spy a great reader by Jackie French

For more information, advice and ideas on how libraries can help, visit our page on Dyslexia and Irlen syndrome

Jo Dixon

I work for Suffolk Libraries Stock Team.