Auckland Libraries: Dyslexia friendly reads for kids

Dyslexia friendly reads for kids

These books have dyslexia friendly layouts, fonts, easy to read paperstock, and gripping storylines to keep kids powering through. Finished these? Search "dyslexia friendly" in our catalogue for more.

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Norman the Norman from Normandy

Philip Ardagh

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Meet Norman the Norman from Normandy. He may be little but he has a big heart and a very big sword. He's off to visit his father's graves (all three of them). (Well, his dad, Big Norman, was chopped to pieces.) But where Norman goes, trouble follows.

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Honey and me

Karen McCombie

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Kirsten wishes life could be more normal. School is ace, but at home it's all doom and gloom. What Kirsten really needs is a chat with her old friend, Honey. Honey and Kirsten lost touch ages ago. Can Kirsten find a way back to her 'forever friend'?

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Grandpa was an astronaut

Jonathan Meres

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Sherman loves the moon and he loves his grandpa even more who has actually been to the moon! Grandpa was an astronaut and has a chunk of moon rock on his mantelpiece.

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Go! Go! Chichico!

Geraldine McCaughrean

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Chichico is thrilled when a talent scout spots him during a kick-about with his friends Davi and Ana, and he is asked to try out for Santos Brazil. But without a pair of football boots, how will Chichico ever been taken seriously?

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Clare and her Captain

Michael Morpurgo

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On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare is bored by her parents' squabbling and longs for an adventure of her own. Her summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and his reclusive owner.

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If only we had a helicopter

Roger McGough

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Midge and co. are back! And this time there's a brand new four-legged friend. New Dog needs a name and the boys need an adventure. There will be rescue missions, Viking attacks and buried treasure galore before the week is out!

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Robot girl

Malorie Blackman

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Claire's dad is a top inventor. But he keeps his work secret from his family. When at last he reveals his latest project, Claire's life begins to fall apart. How would you feel if your dad created a monster?

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Bulletcatcher

Chris Bradford

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They say you can't outrun a bullet - what if you could stop one? When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers that bullets can't harm him. Soon he is recruited into a secret organisation...

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Tales from Weird Street

Anne Fine

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The children of Weir(d) Street are lazing about one sunny day when they challenge each other to tell stories of all the odd goings-on in their neighbourhood.

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Running from the rainbow

Karen McCombie

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Rosie Roberts has a secret. So when she moves to a new school, she's desperate not to draw too much attention to herself. But things aren't so easy when your mum is the popular new teacher everyone is talking about.

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Meet the Weirds

Kaye Umansky

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Meet the Weird family. Mrs Weird is a stunt woman. Mr Weird is a mad scientist who has an unfortunate habit of blowing up houses. Then there's the children who run wild with their black cat, Ginger.

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Bright Star

Jenny Oldfield

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Morgan is more comfortable around horses than people, but then she meets Bright Star, a terrified wild mustang her aunt has rescued, and discovers that she is braver than she ever realised.

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Football crazy

Tony Bradman

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Danny, Jamil and Lewis are delighted when a football legend agrees to coach their team, but he's not exactly what they expected...

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Young Merlin

Tony Bradman

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Merlin has the power to shape the future - if the King doesn't kill him first.

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Living with vampires

Jeremy Strong

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Are your parents normal? Kevin's parents are really odd. They can turn people into zombies. Blood is their favourite drink. Even worse, they are coming with him to the school disco!

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