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Barrington Stoke are the specialists when it comes to books that are suitable for children with reading difficulties.
There can be many reasons why a child doesn’t develop good literacy skills ‘first time round’. Their approach is designed by experts to combat these factors:
Dyslexia – which can make it hard to recognise and remember words and letters. Their font gives each letter a distinct shape and encourages the eye onwards. The layout makes sure there’s no crowding. The paper used minimises confusing show through.
Irlen Syndrome – where words and letters can seem to ‘jump around’. The tinted pages reduce glare and visual stress, and can still be used with coloured overlays.
Short Attention Spans, Hyperactivity and Simple Reluctance – can stop kids picking up a book. The list of books include lots of humour, sport and action themes and they use fast-moving openings and cliffhangers to reel them in and keep them reading.
Low Self Esteem – can impact heavily on reading confidence. They match content and design appropriate to a reader’s actual age with language at a younger level. Crucially their authors are the mainstream bestsellers their peers are also reading.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) – can find complex literary conventions confusing. They reduce these and pack their books with speech. Lots of titles have illustrations to help with understanding.
We have a great selection of new Barrington Stoke books in stock by authors like Eoin Colfer, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo and many more.