Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia
Thank You, Mr. Falker
This story really inspires my kids as it is a true story about the author Patricia Polacco, who is literally one of my daughter’s favorite authors. My daughter and I have read every one of her books and we just love them all. In Thank You, Mr. Falker, the young dyslexic character, Patricia Polacco struggles with reading and writing. She is laughed at by her classmates when she doesn’t learn as quickly as they do and she starts to fall very far behind in her learning. Her fifth grade teacher, Mr. Falker is finally the one who helps her build success. Mr. Falker is a true hero in this story. Thank You, Mr. Falker
The Hank Zipzer Series
Created by Henry Winkler, these are really funny! Henry Winkler created the main dyslexic character Hank around his own childhood and his childhood struggles with dyslexia. My kids love the hilarious Hank and all the trouble he gets into during his childhood. In Hank’s mind it is better to be known as the class clown then the “not so bright” kid. Every book from the series sends you on a new laughing adventure with hilarious Hank. Hank Zipzer
Written by Mike Lupica, this is the perfect book for kids that love sports. The first main character named Scott is the smartest kid in 6th grade but a very clumsy athlete. The other main dyslexic character Chris, is the best athlete and a cool kid but doesn’t get good grades at school. These two 6th graders become best friends and teach each other really important life lessons. My son is a huge football fan so this book was finally the one he wanted to read on his own without my help. He read the whole thing and boy was I happy, so I’m adding this to a must read for those reluctant readers out there in upper elementary and middle school. Two-Minute Drill (Comeback Kids)
Percy Jackson Series
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