Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But when Seaburn football team meet their rivals, Jud finally has the chance to step in as goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7 A hilarious, riddling tale from the international bestselling author of Horrible Histories, Terry Deary. Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. The plot is clear, the characters appealing and there are plenty of visual clues, as dyslexics like to run a story like a video in their heads. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+ Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers. Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category. Click here to view our current selection which is broken down by age range.
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. Top comedy by the author of Horrible Histories. The Pitt Street Pirates are out on a treasure hunt, with their trusty parrot-cat Minnie. Roger Redbeard is determined to be a pirate. And with his friends Ellie and Sniffle (not to mention Minnie the cat) he seems well on his way to working out the clues to Ruby Rose's treasure hunt. But can they find the right treasure? An adventure not to be missed! With a reading age of 7, it is particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling readers.
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Poor Sleeping Beauty! Everyone knows she was cursed by the wicked fairy out of spite because she wasn’t invited to the christening and so fell asleep for 100 years. But it all turns out to have been a terrible mistake! Here, in a witty and very different account, the 13th Fairy tells how that was never meant to happen! Kaye Umansky’s makes excellent fun with a traditional tale. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. This title is part of the Barrington Stoke Reality Check series - true stories that are stranger than fiction. It's a real page-turner and provides a fascinating insight into one of history's most famous villains. Terry Deary knows just how to grab a reader's attention and as a consequence makes history so much fun. He's a master in his field. Barrington Stoke's mission is to help children enjoy reading by publishing accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book. For further information do go to their website www.barringtonstoke.co.uk
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Best-known for his Horrible Histories, Terry Deary has an exceptional ability to bring the past to life. Here, in two short stories with a sporting theme set in the Second World War, he tells how our enemies may not always bee who we think they are! Townie George is evacuated to the country and finds out about class prejudice in wartime England while Hans, growing up in Germany, sees enemies becoming friends in a surprising way on the football field. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
Discover these two creepy, ghostly stories originally written by Charles Dickens, retold here by Penny Dolan. In `The Signalman' messages warn of horrors to come, but will they be understood before it's too late? And in `The Face on the Train' a chance meeting inspires an artist to draw a portrait, but was the encounter chance after all? * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A comical mystery from one of the UK’s best known novelists, Terry Deary. Be prepared however, for fear will also run through your veins in a plot so sinister and frightening that you will be glued to the page. Fast-moving and with terrific climax, this novel is part of the absolutely excellent ‘reloaded’ series from Barrington Stoke that provides wide-ranging stories whilst introducing the reader to myths and legends from many lands and cultures. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
Adventure story, packed with facts about Vikings. When Emma spies the Viking ships on the horizon, she runs to warn her village but no one will believe her! Not even her monk brother Symeon, until it's too late. Worse, the village has been betrayed by one of its own - Will the siblings be able to stop the Viking invaders form destroying the village? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
Follow the life of Pip, a poor lonely orphan in Victorian England. Everything changes when he becomes friends with the wealthy Estella. But can Pip leave his past behind? Written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, this inspired retelling is written by Whitbread award-winning author Hilary McKay. * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship
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