My Booklist

  • Some of these books are for parents, written about dyslexia. Other books are for children, written by dyslexic authors who struggled with reading themselves.

For Parents

  • The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child

    by Kathryn E. Livingston and Robert Frank, Ph.D. Year Published: 2002

    In this book, you'll discover what your child goes through every day. You will come to understand his struggles with things you take for granted, such as reading, writing, memory, and following directions. What's more, you will learn, step by step, the best ways to help him reach his true potential. 

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  • Overcoming Dyslexia

    by Dr. Sally Shaywitz Year Published: Second edition, March 2020

     

     Available on Amazon.com

    This book explores the latest brain research in dyslexia as well as strategies for how to help your child with dyslexia. 

     

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For Kids

  • Captain Underpants

    by Dav Pilkey Year Published: Average
    Dav Pilkey is a crazy guy! He had trouble in school because he was dyslexic and had ADHD. He is a successful author/illustrator today.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Thank You, Mr. Falker

    by Patricia Polacco Year Published: Average
    The author shares her personal struggle with learning to read as a child. She had a special teacher who took the time to help her.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Zippity Zinger

    by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Year Published: Average

    Hank Zipzer is a fourth grader who is dyslexic. He gets chosen to be the pitcher at his school's softball game, but he needs his sister's lucky monkey socks to be able to pull it off! Henry Winkler writes from his personal experience as someone who struggled with dyslexia and ADHD in school. 

     

     

    Note: This book is available in our Library.

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