Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ten top books for reluctant and dyslexic readers

Tom Palmer is a UK-based writer of fiction for children.

At the Guardian he tagged ten top books for reluctant and dyslexic readers, including:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

I think the Wimpy Kid books have had a huge impact on engaging children to read. They are written in a chunked-up diary style. Lots illustrations that aren’t that far off what we could draw ourselves. Funny. Modern. Almost comic book style. These books tear down many of the barriers that put children off reading. And ultra-confident readers love them just as much as struggling readers. Ask a hall full of 120 kids who has read Wimpy Kid and 110 hands will go up. With smiling faces on the end of them.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is among Rebecca Westcott's top ten diary books, Jeremy Strong's top ten funniest fictional families, and Adam Lancaster's top ten "library" books.

Also see Sally Gardner's top ten books for children with dyslexia.

--Marshal Zeringue