Last week was Dyslexia Awareness Week – this year The British Dyslexia Association teamed up with Twinkl to create lots of free resources for teachers for Dyslexia Week. Find all of the free activities and resources on their website.

About dyslexia

Dyslexia is a neurological difference and can have a significant impact during education, in the workplace and in everyday life. As each person is unique, so is everyone’s experience of dyslexia. It can range from mild to severe, and it can co-occur with other learning differences. It usually runs in families and is a life-long condition.

Hints and Tips for finding Format Friendly reads for children on our online catalogue

Our Picture and Early Reader books have an easier to read format – they are highly illustrated and the text is often larger than in a normal paperback. The word count in Early Readers is small (less than 50 words per page) and these titles might be a good way to get younger readers engaged with books and reading. You can type Early Reader into the search box of our catalogue to see what is available, you can also search by series – here are a few great series to try: Reading Champion, BBC Earth – Do You Know, National Geographic Kids, Step into Reading and Ladybird Readers.

Barrington Stoke

Barrington Stoke are a children’s publisher who specialise in high interest, format friendly reads for children and young people:

We work with the best writers and illustrators to publish super-readable, accessible books that help every child experience the joy of reading.

Barrington Stoke publish the Little Gems series for younger children (Children 5-8 ) you can search our catalogue for Little Gems to see what is available – here are some great titles published in 2020:

We stock a range of Barrington Stoke titles for all ages in Warwickshire Libraries, here are just a few titles from 2020:

As well as stocking Format Friendly reads in our libraries we also provide free access to eBooks and eAudio through BorrowBox. Listening to stories can be a great way for children to develop their love of reading without the stress of grappling with print. Accessibility features available through BorrowBox and electronic devices are also a valuable tool for those with print disabilities.

Quick Reads

As well as having access to our BorrowBox eBook and eAudio collections our adult readers can also find the Quick Reads series in our libraries and on our catalogue. About Quick Reads:

Launched in 2006, Quick Reads has distributed over 4.8 million copies of more than 100 titles! The books have been loaned more than five million times through libraries and have established a reputation for publishing diverse works by top quality and popular authors, including Andy McNab, Jojo Moyes, Anne Cleeves, Ian Rankin and Benjamin Zephaniah. (The Reading Agency)

These great titles were published this year and are available on our catalogue:

We stock a range of formats in Warwickshire Libraries from Large Print titles and eBooks to eAudio, Graphic Novels and Talking Books. We hope that there is something for everyone as we too believe that Everyone Can Be a Reader.