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The Best Books About And For Dyslexia

“What are the best books about and for Dyslexia?” We looked at 235 of the top Dyslexia books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 38 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Dyslexia” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 38 Books About Dyslexia

38 .) A Shout-Out for Dyslexics: The Emotional Side

A Shout-Out for Dyslexics: The Emotional SideLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

Dyslexia has affected many generations of Gina’s family. After analyzing the experiences and learning patterns of her grandmother and several other family members, Gina has discovered ways to survive this disability. This book looks at the symptoms, behaviors, and effects of dyslexia and is handy for those experiencing this disability. However, it is also most helpful for anyone who parents, teaches, or is in a relationship with a dyslexic. With this work, Gina hopes to motivate and enlighten readers about this disability. Gina’s stories give the reader insight into how dyslexics feel as they face their many challenges and as they struggle to love and accept themselves.

37 .) About Dyslexia: Unraveling the Myth

About Dyslexia: Unraveling the MythLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

36 .) Bigger than Me by Jovan Heye

Bigger than MeLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

How a boy conquered dyslexia to play with the NFL

35 .) Blueprint for a Literate Nation: How You Can Help

Blueprint for a Literate Nation: How You Can HelpLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons

As the inheritors of both the technological innovations of the information age and the social and economic unrest of the world, the generation now in our schools will, to a great extent, determine whether America stays at the top or falls behind in the world order.

34 .) David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling GiantsLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Speed Reading Lounge

In his #1 bestselling books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell has explored the ways we understand and change our world. Now he looks at the complex and surprising ways the weak can defeat the strong, the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success. Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology, and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, David and Goliath is in many ways the most practical and provocative book Malcolm Gladwell has ever written.

33 .) Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy KidLists It Appears On:

  • Independent
  • The Guardian

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

32 .) Dyslexia Across Languages: Orthography and the Brain-Gene-Behavior Link

Dyslexia Across Languages: Orthography and the Brain-Gene-Behavior LinkLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

What causes dyslexia, and how does it manifest across languages? As bilingualism becomes increasingly important globally, these questions have never been more critical—and this comprehensive volume from The Dyslexia Foundation explores them in unprecedented depth. Bringing together the best brain-based, genetics, and behavioral research in the field from more than 40 of today’s most highly respected researchers, this landmark volume fully examines what we know about the identification, manifestations, and potential differences in dyslexia across languages and orthographies.

31 .) Dyslexia and Mathematics by T.R. Miles

Dyslexia and MathematicsLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Speed Reading Lounge

In this revised and fully updated second edition of the classic bestselling text, the formidable team of expert contributors, inluding Professor Tim Miles OBE, draw on their extensive experience in the field. The outcome is a wealth of material based on individual case studies supported by practical and accessible teaching strategies. The new material includes: discussion of the latest thinking in the field – ideas on dyscalculia information from a survey of primary school children guidance on suitable testing material innovative contributions on practice. The second edition of Dyslexia and Mathematics is unique in terms of its coverage and authority, and is a must-buy text for teachers, student teachers and special needs co-ordinators.

30 .) Dyslexia: Time for Talent by Carolina Frohlich

Dyslexia: Time for TalentLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Speed Reading Lounge

FINALLY, the much needed dyslexia guide for parents by award-winning author, Carolina Frohlich! Multiple 5-star ratings from Readers Favorite and many recognitions from: Royal College of Nursing. Special Education Magazine. Optimus Education Special Children Magazine. Parenting News and Views. The Family Squeeze. Dyslexia: TIME FOR TALENT is a wealth of information for parents of children with dyslexia. It guides and empowers parents through dyslexia, from the early years through to adulthood. It is the first book of its kind to address dyslexia from a holistic perspective: academically, emotionally, behaviourally, socially and spiritually. The author, Carolina Frohlich, is an educational consultant to schools, qualified specialist teacher, educational assessor of learning difficulties and gifted children.

29 .) Eleven by Patricia Riley Giff

ElevenLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexia
  • Read Brightly

Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather Mack’s room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. He’s desperate to find out who he is, and if his beloved Mack is really his grandfather. At night he’s haunted by dreams of a big castle and a terrifying escape on a boat. Who can he trust to help him read the documents that could unravel the mystery? Then he and the new girl, Caroline, are paired up to work on a school project, building a castle in Mack’s woodworking shop. Caroline loves to read, and she can help. But she’s moving soon, and the two must hurry to discover the truth about Sam.

28 .) Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading DifficultiesLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons

Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions thatchange students’ lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing ReadingDifficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide toreading assessment and intervention. It provides a detaileddiscussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, whichwill help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accuratelyassess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn aframework for organizing testing results from current assessmentbatteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studiesillustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion isprovided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonologicalawareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and readingcomprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quickreference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes, and other design elements to call attention to importantinformation. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that mostreading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standardreading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. Schoolpsychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students withreading difficulties and to make recommendations to address suchdifficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessmentand intervention techniques, backed by the most current researchfindings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student strugglesin reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effectiveevidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taughtduring their school careers.

27 .) Farmer’s Son by M.E. Lasater

Farmer’s SonLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

What do you do when you can’t read? It’s 1971 and nobody knows what’s wrong with you. So how do you answer when your father calls you his defective son? Bobby McAllister doesn’t know it, but his dyslexia isn’t the only secret his family keeps. And it’s not the only truth he himself will hide when he too becomes a farmer and fathers his own sons, passing on to them a lethal shame that will suddenly and tragically claim a cherished life.

26 .) Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About ItLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons

The way we teach reading is not working, and it cannot continue. We have largely abandoned phones-based reading instruction, despite research that supports its importance for word recognition. Rather than treating Black English as a valid dialect and recognizing that speaking one dialect can impact the ability to learn to read in another, teachers simply dismiss it as “incorrect English.” And while we press children to develop large vocabularies because we think being a good reader means knowing more words, studies have found that a large vocabulary is only an indication of better pattern recognition.

25 .) Once Upon an Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities

Once Upon an Accommodation: A Book About Learning DisabilitiesLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

Advocacy skills are essential for individuals with disabilities. Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities tells the journey of Matt who is diagnosed with a LD, learns to embrace it, finds he isn’t alone and learns what it means to advocate. This book is excellent for all ages-readers with and without disabilities! Mixing humor, illustrations and a workbook at the end, helps the book to come alive. It is great for classrooms, doctor offices and community rooms.

24 .) Reversals by Eileen Simpson

ReversalsLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Goodreads

“There was something wrong with my brain. What had previously been a shadowy suspicion that hovered on the edge of consciousness became certain knowledge the year I was nine and entered fourth grade. I seemed to be like other children, but I was not like them; I could not learn to read or spell.” In this first account of what it is like to grow up dyslexic, Eileen Simpson vividly recreates the frightening world of a child living in the limbo of illiteracy. Simpson’s lack of reading skills so exasperated her teachers and relatives that they began to think she was mentally retarded. She could get lost walking to the grocery store; at times she felt as if she had no control over her speech. It was not until she was twenty-two that her future husband, the poet John Berryman, finally named her mysterious ailment. Simpson intersperses her narrative with nontechnical explanations of dyslexia and what is being done to treat it.

23 .) Secret Life of a Dyslexic Child by Robert Frank

Secret Life of a Dyslexic ChildLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Tutor House

A paperback edition of the widely praised book that gives parents for the first time ever a true understanding of what their child with a learning disorder is thinking and feeling. Winner of the 2002 Margot Marek Annual Book Award for the most outstanding book written for parents or children on the subject of dyslexia or related learning disabilities. (International Dyslexia Association- New York branch) Dr. Robert Frank, whose own dyslexia didnít stop him from becoming an educator, psychologist, and award-winning author, takes the reader inside the emotions and frustrations of the dyslexic child to help parents coach their child to: – Improve academic achievement – Get support from friends and family – Establish solid work and study habits – Focus on abilities and strengths – Set and meet personal goals Above all, Dr. Frank tells parents the simple steps they can take to help their child build self-esteem and confidence and create a life of success.

22 .) Study Skills: A Landmark School Teaching Guide

Study Skills: A Landmark School Teaching GuideLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

Study Skills: A Landmark School Teaching Guide is designed for teachers whose students have difficulty organizing themselves and the information they must learn in school and provides practical strategies for teaching organization of materials, time, and content from reading or lecture. This edition reflects changes made to Landmark’s study skills curriculum based on the author’s training and consulting experience with numerous public and private schools throughout the United States and represents sound pedagogy which is helpful to all students.

21 .) Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

Tacky the PenguinLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexia
  • Read Brightly

Tacky’s perfect friends find him annoying until his odd behavior saves the day.

20 .) The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of LearningLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect. While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics’ innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond. After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it.

19 .) The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic BrainLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Tutor House

Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills, and special talents. While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.

18 .) The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia by Abigail Marshall

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with DyslexiaLists It Appears On:

  • Crystal And Comp
  • Tutor House

Help your child succeed in the classroom–and in life! As a parent of a child with dyslexia you may wonder what you should expect as your child goes through life. How can you help your child deal with school and succeed? It’s true, there are challenges for children with dyslexia, but when identified early, they can be overcome successfully. Abigail Marshall, manager of, shows you how to: Identify the early symptoms of dyslexia. Work with teachers to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Reduce homework struggles. Find the best treatment program. Help your child develop skills with the use of assistive technology. Plan for college and career. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition is your first step in facing the challenges of dyslexia with a positive attitude.

17 .) The Front Room by Michelle Magorian

The Front RoomLists It Appears On:

  • Independent
  • Speed Reading Lounge

The holiday was supposed to give them a break, a chance to get away and heal after the loss of the baby. But Hannah’s parents are still listless and distracted, and her toddler brother doesn’t understand what’s going on. And worst of all, something feels wrong in Hannah’s room. Her mum and dad don’t understand what she’s trying to tell them, so one stormy night Hannah sneaks out to find someone who can tell her the truth about the Front Room…Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

16 .) The Speech of Angels by Sharon Maas

The Speech of AngelsLists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Speed Reading Lounge

How far can a special ability take you from your roots without damaging or destroying you? Jyothi is growing up on the streets of Bombay when she is rescued by an affluent Western couple, their contribution to the starving of India. But she soon finds adapting to the orderly, middle-class English way of life, to school, and to rules and regulations hard. She feels a misfit. But then, by chance, it is discovered that she has a rare musical talent. Words might never be easy but music flows from her. The delicate girl, with her extraordinary looks and her unique talent , takes the world by storm. And the rootless Indian waif, Jyothi, becomes the international superstar, Jade. But she – and her family – discover the burdens of fame too, and Jyothi becomes torn between the urge to re-find her original roots and wanting to become that western girl, with that lifestyle, those men, those values. And running through her mind is the vision of a high, light room, looking out over green hills, a man’s clear, candid gaze with the memory of a music of enchantment.

15 .) Why Jane and John Couldn’t Read—and How They Learned: A New Look at Striving Readers

Why Jane and John Couldn't Read—and How They Learned: A New Look at Striving ReadersLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

Here is a model of reading ideal for striving readers, focused on their personal interests, topic-specific reading, deep background knowledge, contextual reading strategies, and mentoring support. More important, the model moves away from a deficit approach to conceptualize striving readers in a new way.Chapters share success stories of readers who overcome their struggles and highlight instructional strategies and materials you can use to develop activities and lessons for children and adults. Use this research-based model in the classroom or at home to help your striving readers achieve high levels of literacy.

14 .) A Mind at a Time

A Mind at a TimeLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Masters in Special Ed
  • Speed Reading Lounge

“Different minds learn differently,” writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known learning experts and pediatricians in America today. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all. Yet most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, many children struggle because their learning patterns don’t fit the way they are being taught. In his #1 New York Times bestseller A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and those who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child’s abilities and either bypass or help overcome the child’s weaknesses, producing positive results instead of repeated frustration and failure. Consistent progress can result when we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning and begin to pay more attention to individual learning patterns — and individual minds — so that we can maximize children’s success and gratification in life. In A Mind at a Time Dr. Levine shows us how.

13 .) Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Close to FamousLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia
  • Read Brightly

A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don’t know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody’s business. Soon Foster – who dreams of having her own cooking show one day – lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge – learning to read . . . just as Foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them. Thanks to the folks in Culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good.

12 .) Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of View

Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of ViewLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexia Daily
  • Dyslexis Help
  • Speed Reading Lounge

A Child Knows More Than You Think Written by a 12 Year Old Child With Dyslexia Jennifer is struggling through school. Kids tease her, teachers question her ability. Her own family doesn’t even understand her. Listen to her story as she tells it in her own words. Learn how she struggles from being different from her peers, how she reacted when she finally found out why, and how she overcame the trials dyslexia brought into her life. Parents, teachers, tutors, and family members will benefit from the lessons in this remarkable story. “I Have Dyslexia: This Does Not Define Who I Am!” Jennifer Smith For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of other’s who struggle to read at their own grade levels and for their parents, teachers, tutors, families and friends.

11 .) Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (Hank Zipzer, #1) by Henry Winkler

Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (Hank Zipzer, #1)Lists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexia
  • Chapters
  • Goodreads

It’s science project time in Ms. Adolf’s class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what’s on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl. Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn’t counting on was his sister’s pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one?

10 .) Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading BrainLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons
  • Speed Reading Lounge

The act of reading is a miracle. Every new reader’s brain possesses the extraordinary capacity to rearrange itself beyond its original abilities in order to understand written symbols. But how does the brain learn to read? As world-renowned cognitive neuroscientist and scholar of reading Maryanne Wolf explains in this impassioned book, we taught our brain to read only a few thousand years ago, and in the process changed the intellectual evolution of our species. Wolf tells us that the brain that examined tiny clay tablets in the cuneiform script of the Sumerians is configured differently from the brain that reads alphabets or of one literate in today’s technology. There are critical implications to such an evolving brain. Just as writing reduced the need for memory, the proliferation of information and the particular requirements of digital culture may short-circuit some of written language’s unique contributions—with potentially profound consequences for our future. Turning her attention to the development of the individual reading brain,

9 .) Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for TeachersLists It Appears On:

  • Dyslexis Help
  • Reading Horizons
  • Speed Reading Lounge

Updated meticulously with the very latest research, the new edition of this bestselling text helps elementary educators grasp the structure of written and spoken English, understand how children learn to read, and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. With extensive updates and enhancements to every chapter, the new edition of Speech to Print fully prepares today’s literacy educators to teach students with or without disabilities. Teachers will get in-depth explanation of how the book aligns with the findings of current scientific research on reading, language, and spelling expanded information on the critical elements of language, including orthography, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax new and improved exercises teachers can use to test and reinforce their own knowledge of language content teaching activities that help teachers connect what they learn in their coursework with what they’ll be doing in the classroom new chapter objectives that make it easier to plan courses and review key concepts more samples of student writing to help teachers correctly interpret children’s mistakes expanded sample lesson plans that incorporate the language concepts in the book a cleaner, easier-to-navigate layout

8 .) Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. FalkerLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia
  • Goodreads

The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age. Patricia Polacco is now one of America’s most loved children’s book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha’s dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.This inspiring story is available in a deluxe slipcased edition, complete with a personal letter to readers from Patricia Polacco herself. Thank You, Mr. Falker will make a beautiful gift for the special child who needs encouragement&150or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child’s life.

7 .) The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb and Gail Piazza

The Alphabet War: A Story About DyslexiaLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Daily

When Adam started kindergarten, the teacher wanted him to learn about letters. But “p” looked like “q,” and “b” looked like “d.” In first grade, he had to put the letters into words so he could read. That was the beginning of the Alphabet War.

6 .) It’s Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

It’s Called DyslexiaLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Daily
  • Read Brightly

This is one of several titles in Barron’s Live and Learn series for younger children. They are books that take a child’s point of view, especially if the child suffers from some physical challenge or lack self-confidence in going about everyday activities. These attractively illustrated picture storybooks encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. Following each story are four pages of suggested activities that relate to the book’s theme. A final two-page section offers advice to parents. The child in this story knows the alphabet, but she sometimes has trouble putting all the letters together to read words. No matter how hard she tries, she often mixes up the letters or writes them backwards. She’s unhappy until her teacher explains that she has dyslexia, and that she can be helped to read and write correctly.

5 .) The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can LearnLists It Appears On:

  • Crystal And Comp
  • Goodreads
  • Speed Reading Lounge
  • Tutor House

A first-hand account of the struggle with dyslexia–and an introduction to the Davis Method, a clear and simple plan for conquering it.

4 .) Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a TreeLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexis Help
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly
  • Speed Reading Lounge

“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

3 .) My Name Is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt

My Name Is Brain BrianLists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Daily
  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly

This “outstanding” (School Library Journal) book for children is the sensitive portrayal of a boy who struggles to hide his dyslexia from his friends. Based on the author’s personal experience as a dyslexic, this novel is “drawn from real insight”.

2 .) Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1-3) by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1-3)Lists It Appears On:

  • Chapters
  • Dyslexia Daily
  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian
  • Understood

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

1 .) Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally E. Shaywitz

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any LevelLists It Appears On:

  • Crystal And Comp
  • Dyslexis Help
  • Goodreads
  • Reading Horizons
  • Speed Reading Lounge
  • Tutor House

Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step. –What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully –How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults –How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child’s teacher –Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading –A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading –The 150 most common problem words-a list that can give your child a head start –Ways to raise and preserve a child’s self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths –Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexic

The 175+ Additional Best Dyslexia Books


(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
39A Big Ball Of StringDyslexia Daily
40A Fish Out of WaterDyslexia Daily
41A Fly Went ByDyslexia Daily
42A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusDave EggersUnderstood
43A Pony for Keeps (Pony Pals, #2)Jeanne BetancourtGoodreads
44A Strange LandThe Dyslexia Shop
Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities & ADHD
Dyslexis Help
46Alba Series (Set of 12 books)The Dyslexia Shop
47Animal RiddlesDyslexia Daily
Anna Liza and the Happy Practice
The Dyslexia Shop
Any books promoted by the Dr. Seuss brand
Dyslexia Daily
50Are You My Mother?Dyslexia Daily
51AssassinThe Dyslexia Shop
52Barbar Loses His CrownDyslexia Daily
Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print – A Summary
Dyslexis Help
54Book of RiddlesDyslexia Daily
Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers
Reading Horizons
56Brian Has DyslexiaThe Dyslexia Shop
57BrockAnthony McGowanThe Guardian
58Clare and her CaptainThe Dyslexia Shop
59Come Over To My houseDyslexia Daily
60Counting on LeroyThe Dyslexia Shop
61Counting to DKate ScottGoodreads
62Crazy CreaturesThe Dyslexia Shop
63Daisy and the Trouble with VampiresKes GrayIndependent
64Dave PigeonSwapna HaddowWHSmith
65Defeat Dyslexia!: The Parents’ Guide to Understanding Your Child’s DyslexiaHolly SwintonGoodreads
Developing Language and Literacy
Reading Horizons
67Dick Turpin – Legends and LiesThe Dyslexia Shop
68Doctor Dolittle And The PiratesDyslexia Daily
69Document 512Thomas LopinskiGoodreads
70Dork DiariesRachel Renee RussellThe Guardian
71Dr. Seuss’s ABCDyslexia Daily
72dyslexiaDyslexia Daily
Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System
Reading Horizons
74Dyslexia At CollegeDorothy E. GilroyGoodreads
Dyslexia in the Digital Age: Making IT Work
Speed Reading Lounge
Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time):…
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools and Parents
Reading Horizons
Dyslexia Toolkit for Tutors and Parents: What to do if Phonics isn’t Enough.
Speed Reading Lounge
79Dyslexia, Learning, and the BrainRoderick I. NicolsonGoodreads
Dyslexia: 101 Ways to Make Your Life Easier
Speed Reading Lounge
Dyslexia: A Practitioner’s Handbook
Speed Reading Lounge
82Dyslexia: A Teacher’s JourneyDyslexis Help
83Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at workSylvia MoodyGoodreads
84Dyslexia: Learning Disorder or Creative Gift?Cornelia JantzenGoodreads
85End of the AlphabetFleur BealeGoodreads
Equipped for Reading Success: A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition
Reading Horizons
Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading
Reading Horizons
88Expert, Friendly AdviceThe Dyslexia Shop
Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching
Reading Horizons
90FirstDyslexia Daily
91Flexible PaymentsThe Dyslexia Shop
92Football AcademyDyslexia Daily
93Fox FriendThe Dyslexia Shop
94Fox In SoxDyslexia Daily
95Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom NomsJim SmithIndependent
Gawain Greytail and the Terrible Tab
The Dyslexia Shop
97Get in touchThe Dyslexia Shop
98Getting Away With ItThe Dyslexia Shop
99Ghost for SaleThe Dyslexia Shop
100Go, Dog, Go!Dyslexia Daily
101Goth GirlChris RiddellThe Guardian
102GraphicCathy Brett
Speed Reading Lounge
103Green Eggs and HamDyslexia Daily
104Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, SchizophreniaNatasha Campbell-McBrideGoodreads
105Harald HardnutThe Dyslexia Shop
Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions: The Attention Fix
Reading Horizons
107HeroPete Johnson
Speed Reading Lounge
108Honey and MeThe Dyslexia Shop
109Hook or by CrookThe Dyslexia Shop
110Hop on PopDyslexia Daily
111Horrid Henry Robs the BankFrancesca SimonThe Guardian
112How To DEFEAT Your Child’s DYSLEXIA: Your Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia Including Tools You Can Use for Learning EmpowermentSandra K. CookGoodreads
Hugh Loftings Travels Of Doctor Dolittle
Dyslexia Daily
114I Swapped My Brother On The InternetJo SimmonsWHSmith
115I Wish That I Had Duck FeetDyslexia Daily
116If Only We Had A HelicopterThe Dyslexia Shop
117Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese PizzaJame…WHSmith
118In the Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics, and the Rise of Visual TechnologiesThomas G. WestGoodreads
119Itch Scritch ScratchThe Dyslexia Shop
120Jet Black HeartThe Dyslexia Shop
King Midas And The Golden Touch
Dyslexia Daily
Knees: The Mixed Up World Of A Boy With…
123Learning Disabilities 3/EBob GatesGoodreads
Learning Styles: Food for Thought and 130 Practical Tips for Teachers K-4
Dyslexis Help
Little Black Goes To The Circus
Dyslexia Daily
126Little Black, A PonyDyslexia Daily
127Liz DunoonDyslexia Daily
Mad Iris and the Bad School Report
The Dyslexia Shop
129Many Faces of DyslexiaMargaret RawsonGoodreads
130More Than What You SeeDyslexis Help
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
Dyslexis Help
132My Dog DaisyThe Dyslexia Shop
133Nadine Dreams of HomeThe Dyslexia Shop
Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with LD and ADHD Hate School and What We Can Do About It
Dyslexis Help
135Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
Speed Reading Lounge
136Once Upon an AlphabetThe Dyslexia Shop
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Dyslexia Daily
138Pony Pals SeriesDyslexia Daily
139Poppy (Tales of Dimwood Forest, #1)AviGoodreads
140Prince Frog FaceThe Dyslexia Shop
141Prove It, JoshJenny WatsonGoodreads
142Put Me in the ZooDyslexia Daily
143Raymie NightingaleKate DicamilloIndependent
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read
Reading Horizons
145Red CardThe Dyslexia Shop
146RETURN of the (Un)teenagerThe Dyslexia Shop
147Ride A Bike (DOG ON A LOG Let’s GO! Books Book 23)Pamela BrookesGoodreads
148Riding FreedomPam Muñoz RyanUnderstood
149Ring of RosesThe Dyslexia Shop
150Robert The Rose HorseDyslexia Daily
151Robot GirlThe Dyslexia Shop
Rugby Academy: Surface to Air
The Dyslexia Shop
153Sam And The FireflyDyslexia Daily
154SamuraiIan Beck
Speed Reading Lounge
155Santa ClaudeAlex T SmithIndependent
156SawbonesThe Dyslexia Shop
157Secure & Safe ShoppingThe Dyslexia Shop
158Shadow GirlThe Dyslexia Shop
159Six HoursThe Dyslexia Shop
160Snow By Dr. SeussDyslexia Daily
161Space AceThe Dyslexia Shop
162Spellwright (Spellwright, #1)Blake CharltonGoodreads
163Stat ManThe Dyslexia Shop
164StormbreakerAnthony HorowitzThe Guardian
165SummerDyslexia Daily
166Teaching A Struggling Reader: One Mom’s Experience (DOG ON A LOG Books)Pamela BrookesGoodreads
Teaching Learning Strategies and Study Skills To Students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, or Special Needs
Dyslexis Help
Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science
Reading Horizons
169Ten Apples Up On TopDyslexia Daily
The ‘Boys Rule’ and ‘Girls Rock’ Book Series
Dyslexia Daily
171The Bear ScoutsDyslexia Daily
172The Bear’s HolidayDyslexia Daily
173The Bears ChristmasDyslexia Daily
174The Best NestDyslexia Daily
175The Big Honey HuntDyslexia Daily
176The Big JumpDyslexia Daily
177The Bike LessonDyslexia Daily
178The Cat In The HatDyslexia Daily
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back
Dyslexia Daily
180The Chocolate Factory GhostDavid O’ConnellWHSmith
The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities. Third Edition
Masters in Special Ed
182The Crane At The Cave (DOG ON A LOG Let’s GO! Books Book 22)Pamela BrookesGoodreads
183The Da Vinci CodeDan BrownUnderstood
184The Devel’s AngelThe Dyslexia Shop
185The Digging-est DogDyslexia Daily
186the dog on the log chapter bookPamela BrookesGoodreads
187The Dyslexia Empowerment ProgramBen Foss
Speed Reading Lounge
The Dyslexic Adventures of Sheldon Potastic: One Family’s Struggle with Public School Special Education
Dyslexis Help
189The EnemyCharlie HigsonThe Guardian
190The FallThe Dyslexia Shop
191The Fluent ReaderDyslexis Help
192The Goblin of TaraThe Dyslexia Shop
193The Human Side of Dyslexia: 142 Interviews with Real People Telling Real Stories About Their Coping Strategies with Dyslexia – Kindergarten through CollegeShirley KurnoffGoodreads
The King, The Mice, The Cheese
Dyslexia Daily
The Math Handbook for Students with Math Difficulties, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia or ADHD
Dyslexis Help
196The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to SuccessBrock L. EideGoodreads
197The Night RaidThe Dyslexia Shop
The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads
Reading Horizons
The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition
Dyslexis Help
200The RecruitRobert MuchamoreThe Guardian
201The Right StuffTom WolfeUnderstood
202The Seal’s FateThe Dyslexia Shop
The Shut-down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child
Reading Horizons
The Soggy, Foggy Campout (Here’s Hank #8)
Read Brightly
205The Stepsisters’ StoryThe Dyslexia Shop
206The TwitsRoald DahlIndependent
207The Vampire of CroglinThe Dyslexia Shop
The Verdict: Kids’ books for dyslexic and reluctant readers
209The World of Norm: May Be RecycledJonathan MeresIndependent
210The World’s Worst ChildrenDavid WalliamsIndependent
There’s a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism
Masters in Special Ed
212Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For Now)Liz PichonIndependent
213Totem Series (Set of 12 books)The Dyslexia Shop
214Trapped. A NovelJudy SpurrDyslexia
215Tudor RoseAnne Perry
Speed Reading Lounge
216Two-Minute Drill: Mike Lupica’s Comeback KidsMike LupicaDyslexia
217UnboxedNon PrattIndependent
218Unicorns are Real: Right-brained Approach to Learning (Creative Parenting/Creative Teaching Series)Barbara Meister VitaleGoodreads
Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction
Reading Horizons
UnREAL Education: Beyond Report Cards
Dyslexis Help
Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities
Masters in Special Ed
222WartmanThe Dyslexia Shop
223Weird HappeningsThe Dyslexia Shop
224What Is Dyslexia?: A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use TogetherAlan M. HultquistDyslexia
When Your Child Has… Dyslexia
Crystal And Comp
226Who’s a Big Bully Then?The Dyslexia Shop
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids
Masters in Special Ed
Why Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers
Reading Horizons
Words Fail Me: How Language Develops & What Happens When It Doesn’t
Dyslexis Help
WORDS: Integrated Decoding and Spelling Instruction Based on Word Origin and Word Structure – Second Edition
Dyslexis Help
Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
Dyslexis Help
232You will Go To The MoonDyslexia Daily
233You’ve Got Verve, Jamie Ireland!Lisa Otter RoseGoodreads
234You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum 10th Anniversary editionAndy StantonIndependent
Your Child’s Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
Dyslexis Help

16 Best Books For And About Dyslexia Sources/Lists

Chapters Top Ten Books for Kids on Dyslexia |
Crystal And Comp 4 Resource Books for Parents of Dyslexic Children | CrystalandComp …
Dyslexia Young People’s Books about Dyslexia – Yale Dyslexia
Dyslexia Daily Recommended Reading Books For Dyslexic Kids Age 4-13
Dyslexis Help Our Favorite Books | Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
Goodreads Best Dyslexia Books (41 books) – Goodreads
Independent 12 best kids’ books for dyslexic and reluctant readers | The Independent
Masters in Special Ed 5 Must-Read Books for Teachers of Students With Learning Disabilities
Read Brightly 7 Children’s Books About Dyslexia | Brightly
Reading Horizons 21 Helpful Books About Dyslexia for Parents and Educators – Reading …
Speed Reading Lounge 30 Dyslexia Books for Teachers and Students | Speed Reading Lounge
The Dyslexia Shop Dyslexia Books for Reluctant Readers | The Dyslexia Shop | The …
The Guardian Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers | Children’s books …
Tutor House 5 Must-Read Books on Dyslexia | Tutor House | Dyslexia Advice
Understood 5 Adults With Dyslexia Share the First Book They Loved
WHSmith Children’s Books for Dyslexic and Reluctant Readers – WHSmith Blog