Inspirational Dyslexics - kids books

Per Dyslexic Librarian

Per Dyslexic Librarian

Being famous is not the be all and end all in life, but it does help to see others achieve and when those people are like you that's a real motivator. I created this list as inspiration for children.聽

Albert Einstein

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara i Jean Claude

9,99 鈧 9,29 鈧

Aimed at KS1 (4-7 years old) this series of books tells the story of some of the world's most successful individuals, starting from their childhood. Einstein is consider a genius, but he didn't speak his first word until he was 4 years old and wasn't great at school, despite this he had an amazing mind which, allowed him to see the world a little differently and develop world changing theories on time and space. A great illustration of how the dyslexic mind can allows to see beyond the normal constraints of human thinking.

Young Leonardo

William Augel

12,99 鈧 12,08 鈧

There's no way to know for sure if Leonardo Da Vinci was dyslexic or not but there are some indications that he shared traits of dyslexia.. He wrote perfectly in mirror image something common in left handed dyslexics and his spelling is described as erratic, his artwork is a clear indication that he was creative and his invention s show he was able to think outside the box. many think he may also have had ADHD.

Agatha Christie

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara i Elisa Munso

9,99 鈧 9,29 鈧

Another in the series of little people big dreams series aimed at KS1 children (age 4-7). I do love the illustrations in these books and there good to read with your children, the small amount of text makes them ideal for struggling readers, I often read one page and let my youngest read the next, taking turns which is a great way of getting kids to read without adding too much pressure and it's a nice activity to share. Agatha Christie has to be one of the world's most famous authors, yet she was considered 'slow' compared to her sisters. She did however have an amazing imagination, which she used to tell some great stories. She didn't let her struggles with spelling stop her from using her gift as a storyteller. Again we'll never know for sure if she was dyslexic but she did state her struggles with spelling, I think that in itself is inspirational enough, for young dyslexics, to show that spelling, writing skills are not everything.

Andy Warhol

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara i Timothy Hunt

9,99 鈧 9,29 鈧

As with many historical figures, it's impossible to know for sure if Andy Warhol was dyslexic or not, testing would have been rare at the time. His biographer suggests he may be due to many unusual spellings found in his work Vedio instead of Video and scrpit instead of script. It is also thought that his peers helped him to write essays whilst Warhol was at college. Of course he was also responsible for creating a whole new art scene 'pop art' , thinking outside the box and seeing the world differently is a gift many dyslexics have

Muhammad Ali

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara i Brosmind

9,99 鈧 9,29 鈧

For Ages 5-8 this book tells the story of a young Muhammad Ali, and how having his bike stolen led to a police man encouraging him to try box rather than to go after the thief, developing a strong work ethic in the process. One of Ali's first fights was with words, he struggled to read but this did not stop him from being one of the most quoted sportsman in history as he became a true wordsmith when speaking.