Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Readers

Heartwarming adventure from double Carnegie winner.

Joe and the Dragonosaurus (Little Gems IA 5-8)

Warm and wise tale about new families. Everyone comments on Meg's sunny smile, and she's put it to good use as a model for her mum's range of bridesmaids' dresses at wedding fairs. It's always been just Meg and Mum, but then M... read more

The Girl with the Sunshine Smile (RA8 IA8-12)


 Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Readers

Series:Teen Ser.

Will it be a boy or a girl? Nothing can prepare Jess and Nick for when Jess gives birth to their first - moose. Four legs won't fit into a romper suit and what will grandma say? But there has been a spate of Non-Homo-Sapien births round the country and everyone else is coping, disembowelled labradors apart.

Moose Baby (RA 8+ IA 13+)

Izzy and Asha need a space to call their own away from difficult families, the Skull brothers, and the trouble they bring. But the derelict building site where they stake their claim already belongs to something else: a wilderness they never expected and an inj... read more

Run Wild

When a man returns to his childhood home and visits the derelict tree house in which his father once chose to live, he recalls the past unravelling of his family, the unspoken strangeness of their lives, and the impact on his own adult life.
Beautiful, sparse and insightful storytelling.

The Family Tree

Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey, from the weather to the castle, the grass and the flowers. But then the red boat arrives, and with it a young man who believes he is cursed - everything he touches turns to colour. Prince... read more

Grey Island, Red Boat (Little Gems IA 5-8)

The year is 1885 and Erik Weisz, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him very few friends and a bad reputation. But this is ... read more

Houdini and the Five Cent Circus


 Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Readers

Series:8 To 12 Ser.

Taka must prove himself in a dangerous mission to become a ninja. Thrilling adventure from the author of the Young Samurai books

First Mission (Ninja #1)


 Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Readers

Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary...but all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret. When Rosie comes across a strange gi... read more

Still Water (Super readable)

A World War Two-set chiller from the author of The Tales of Terror, perfect for fans of Darren Shan and Neil Gaiman.During the Blitz, Bill wishes he had a brother rather than his sister. After the raid, the family find and adopt a badly mutilated boy, hi... read more

Flesh and Blood


 Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Readers

Series:Gr8read Ser.

When the dam begins to crack open, and the water begins to overflow, Tom knows he's in trouble. But who is the mysterious stranger who comes to his rescue?

Torrent (RA 7 IA 12+)

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...Heartfelt drama, perfect for tweens. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Running from the Rainbow (RA8 IA8-12)