My oldest son has Dyslexia. As he got older, he wanted to read about more kids like himself, so I sought out Chapter Books about Dyslexia.
It wasn’t easy — while authors are beginning to write more about Dyslexia and creating more complex characters around this subject, it took some searching on my part.
Hopefully this list will make it easier for you to read about Dyslexia with your child!
You can find these books about Dyslexia at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Chapter Books about Dyslexia for Kids
Some of my personal favorite books are by Henry Winkler (also known as The Fonz!)
He has Dyslexia and has written a full series of books about his character Hank in elementary school.
His latest book (Niagara Falls, or Does It?) is for a bit older crowd.
Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.
A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.
Meet Zoe – a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas.
A highly comic tale in the best Dahl tradition of craziness, written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.
The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It affects only his speech, and he doesn’t realize he’s doing it, but the parishioners of Nibbleswicke are shocked and confused by seemingly outrageous comments.
At last a cure is found and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service. Or at least as normal as is possible for a man who must walk backwards to be sure of taking forwards!
Based on the author’s personal experience as a dyslexic, this novel is drawn from real insight. This outstanding book for children is the sensitive portrayal of a boy who struggles to hide his dyslexia from his friends.
Sam has made it most of the way through sixth grade, barely able to read and write, but now Sam’s family have moved again and he is faced with the prospect of attending a new school. How long will he be able to keep his problem secret?
Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them?
But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. “Think of it as a garden,” she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.
Hank is a kid who doesn’t try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He’s pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are math and reading!)
In the first book in this new series, Hank’s class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark. This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it’s up to Hank to save the play!
Knees shows the ups and downs of life with dyslexia. This book is in the style and size of a chapter book so that younger children and older children at low reading levels can read what seems to be an older child’s book.
Fifth grader Josh Grant dreads the first day of school. As his older brother reminds him, he’s a “learning disabled dummy!” In this fast-paced adventure story, Caroline Janover takes us into the heart and mind of a boy with dyslexia as he cleverly compensates for his learning difficulties and wins the admiration of his family and friends.
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