DYSLEXIC READERS

For over 20 years we’ve been publishing super-readable books to help every child unlock a love of reading. Alongside brilliant and engaging stories from the best writers, our books contain a whole host of specialist features designed to help dyslexic readers.

OUR DESIGN

• Unique, dyslexia-friendly font specially created to make reading easier

• Accessible layouts and spacing stop the page from becoming overcrowded

• Heavier paper with a gentle tint helps reduce visual stresses

OUR AUTHORS

• Award-winning authors ensure well-written texts with plenty to engage and discuss

• Bestselling names that readers will recognise and their friends already love

• Award-winning illustrators help bring the stories to life and aid comprehension

OUR STORIES

• Expertly edited to ensure unnecessary words don’t hinder comprehension while the text will still challenge the reader

• Lots of illustration to break up the text and keep the story moving

• Short, sharp, unpatronising content matched to the age of the reader not their reading level

RELUCTANT READERS

We know that every child can be a reader, and our titles are designed to be super-readable and appeal to all. With brilliant stories and some special features, our books can help build the confidence and engagement of even the most reluctant readers. 

 

OUR DESIGN

• Accessible layouts, spacing and paper make for an easier reading experience

• Great design and enticing covers ensure our books are instantly engaging

• Lots of illustration to help break up the text and keep the story moving

OUR AUTHORS

• Award-winning authors ensure well-written texts with plenty to engage

• Best-selling names that readers will recognise and their friends already love

• Award-winning illustrators help bring the stories and characters to life

OUR STORIES

• Expertly edited to ensure unnecessary words don’t hinder comprehension while the text will still challenge the reader

• We have something for every interest – from sport to romance and sci-fi to history

• Our short books are less daunting, good for building confidence and great for motivation

MATCHING THE RIGHT BOOK TO THE RIGHT CHILD

Our books are ‘hi lo’, meaning the content is appropriate to the age of the reader but the text is edited to suit a lower reading age.

Our reading ages (RAs) range from 6 to 8+ and our interest ages (IAs) from 3+ to Teen.

You can download sample pages to try with your child below.

If you don’t know your child’s reading age, ask them to look at the samples and cover any words they can’t read with a finger. If they cover more than five words per page, assume it is too difficult for them right now.

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.