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Top 5 Books for Kids with Dyslexia



For children who suffer from dyslexia, it can be frustrating to read books that aren't designed to help their young minds grow. Children with dyslexia have amazing minds, and they have a thirst for knowledge. Their reading materials should excite them by opening their minds to new ideas and inspiring their imaginations.

Here are five books that parents can read with their children or kids with dyslexia/reading difficulties can read on their own. Plus, they make great gifts!

The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be dyslexic and trying to learn to read? Just ask Adam. When he started kindergarten, "p's" looked like "q's". "Was" looked like "saw" and "there" looked like "then." Everyone else was learning how to read, but Adam struggled a lot. He gets frustrated because he wants to learn to read. And that starts the war with the alphabet.

As Adam works through his frustrations, he receives special help from his mother and a tutor. Adam gains a sense of confidence and he learns that he can do anything he puts his mind to. And, you can't help but cheer him on!

For ages 5-8, The Alphabet War is by Dianne Burton Robb and it's a great book for boys. Published in 2014 with 38 pages, this 4.5-star book is $6.21 on Amazon.

It's Called Dyslexia

Part of the "Live and Learn" series for young children ages 5-8, It's Called Dyslexia is a book that parents and kids can read together. It helps kids understand what dyslexia is and how to not get frustrated when they are reading.

The book is about a young girl who mixes up her words until her teacher helps her. The teacher explains what dyslexia is and it starts the dialog for kids to ask questions about hard words. The story helps kids not be afraid of everyday challenges they might face.

Published in 2007, It's Called Dyslexia is by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos. The 4-star read is 32-pages and priced at $7.99 on Amazon.

My Name is Brain (X) Brian

Looking for a book for older boys and girls? My Name is Brain (X) Brian is for children 10-years-old and over. The story is about a young boy who struggles with dyslexia. Brian, who is very smart, learns that he has a reading disability called dyslexia. It gives the sensitive side of dyslexia to help children not feel embarrassed.

As Brian learns about what it means for him at school, his relationships with his family, friends, and teachers get better. He's no longer as frustrated with reading because he now has the help he needs.

My Name is Brain (X) Brian is a 4.7-star book with 136-pages. Priced on Amazon for $5.39, the book is by author Jean Betancourt.

Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia

Knees isn't your ordinary book. It's designed with stories about famous people with dyslexia. It's also a helpful way to show that a lot of people have dyslexia and overcome it.

Knees is for younger kids and older kids, too. They can read stories, understand what dyslexia is, and see how people keep moving even when they're shaking in their knees sometimes!

By Vanita Oelschlager, the 128-page book is for ages 5-10 and is priced at $9.56. But, you might find a free Kindle offer on Amazon.

Learn to Read: For Kids with Dyslexia

Learn to Read is a helpful book for girls and boys age 7-12. It uses learning methods, games, and fun activities for kids to help them learn how to read.

The book has short lessons to make reading fun. And, it's easy to go through and help kids if parents want to assist with their reading or let them read on their own.

Priced at $14.25 on Amazon, the paperback is a 136-page book that has received 5-star ratings.

Whichever books you select, you'll find that they are all helpful and can teach kids to build up their confidence. Not only will they feel stronger when they read, but they won't be as frustrated especially when they see how many other people have suffered from dyslexia and overcome its challenges.

Whether you have a social issues child or a behavior issues child, Brain Balance can help. Contact us today!

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