For Grades 2-6: Titles with Dyslexia Themes Featured

Dyslexia Titles for Children 

Letting children with dyslexia choose books reflecting their interests is an important way to encourage reading practice. Look for rich, interesting, fun stories that are also accessible to the reader. Some books are designed to be more accessible for children with dyslexia.  

Look for: 

  • A font style and size that is clear to read. 
  • Off-white paper reduces glare and eye strain. 
  • Spacing between letters, lines and paragraphs. 
  • Less text to a page and more pictures. Graphic and illustrated novels can be a great choice for high-interest and lots of visual cues. 
  • Shorter chapters to give the eyes a natural ‘rest’ break.  
  • Straight left margin and no right margin. Avoid text written in blocks. 

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A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott

Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Hudson Hates School by Ella Hudson

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

Niagara Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties: The ultimate guide for kids by Jennifer Engle Fisher and Janet Price

Magnificent Meg: A Read-Aloud Book to Encourage Children with Dyslexia by Andra Harris

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester & illustrated by Lynn M. Munsinger

Lily and the Mixed-up Letters by Deborah Hodge

Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dyslexia Friendly Edition—12 Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb; illustrated by Gail Piazza

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Last Task: Decodable Chapter Books for Kids with Dyslexia by Cigdem Knebel

Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica

Amulet 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Call Waiting by Evan Jacobs

Desert Determination by Bill Yu

Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

Embrace The Chicken by Mahtab Narsimhan

Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies by Jim Smith

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

King of Boredom by Ilaria Guarducci

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