Dyslexia is a learning difference that can affect the ability to read, write and spell. Speech, maths, motor and organisational skills may also be affected. People with dyslexia are no less intelligent than their peers but they may have different strengths and need different support to realise their full potential.

Our books are designed to help, with:

  • Tinted pages to reduce visual stress, which may be more common in people with dyslexia and can make words seem to jump or dance on the page
  • A special font that helps prevent people with dyslexia confusing letter shapes
  • Special spacing to help minimise confusing, blurring and switching
  • Thick paper to make sure words and pictures don’t show through from other pages and confuse the eye
  • Special editing to help minimise barriers to comprehension. This process was developed by dyslexia and speech and language experts in response to research and feedback from thousands of readers on hundreds of Barrington Stoke manuscripts over the years.

People who struggle with reading can experience low self-esteem and even depression as a result. We believe that no child or adult should have to read books written for children many years younger than themselves. We pitch our stories at the real age of the reader, not their reading ability.

If you or your child is affected by dyslexia it is vital that you seek assessment and specialist support. Schools and local learning organisations have a duty to help and should be approached first if at all possible. Visit Dyslexia Associations and Centres which will be able to help and advise you.

Need some general recommendations? Browse our book guide for reluctant and dyslexic readers below, published in partnership with Dyslexia Action. (Barrington Stoke books are all those in the specified dyslexia-friendly sections.)

See our books by reading age

About reading ages

The content of Barrington Stoke’s books is appropriate to the actual age of the child (e.g. 8-12 or teen) but the reading age is lower.
This simply means that the books are easier to read.

Need more general recommendations? Browse our book guide for reluctant and dyslexic readers below. This was published in partnership with Dyslexia Action and includes our titles and titles from other publishers.