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Reluctant Readers

Real age vs reading age. Books for reluctant readers.

7+ years

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Snot!

Alex Woolf, David Antram

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Snot!

What if we didn't have snot and mucus? The insides of our bodies would be very dry, and we would find it hard to digest our food. We would also quickly become sick, because mucus protects us from dirt ...

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3-5 years

We are Not Frogs

Michael Morpurgo, Sam Usher

We are Not Frogs

The frogs always beat the toads at long jump but the toads don't mind - anything for a quiet life. But then the children - and Mutt the dog - come in search of some good jumpers, and the toads see an ...

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8-9 years

Blue Moon

Jenny Oldfield, Gary Blythe

Blue Moon

When Anna's mum Kerry gets sick and faces big hospital bills, her dad Rex says they need to sell off their most valuable horses. Anna knows her own horse Blue Moon is the best on the ranch, and so ...

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10 years

Monster Slayer

Brian Patten, Chris Riddell

Monster Slayer

The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified. Even the King has abandoned his great Hall. Hero after hero comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only Beowulf has a chance. But when Beowulf ...

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8-12 years

Going Batty

John Agard, Michael Broad

Going Batty

Shona likes most creatures in the world but for some reason she's terrified of bats, and so she's a bit concerned when her new teacher announces they're about to begin a bat project. But that's nothing ...

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12+ years

Diary of an (Un)Teenager

Pete Johnson

Diary of an (Un)Teenager

Spencer is disgusted at the idea of being a teenager. He's not interested in girls, skateboards or huge trainers - so he decides he'll be an (un)teenager instead! A comical take on the highs and lows of being ...

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12+ years

Return of the (Un)Teenager

Pete Johnson

Return of the (Un)Teenager

Spencer's back, and the (un)teenager plan has been derailed a bit by the fact that he kissed Emily at the disco. What will he do now? Is Spencer doomed to becoming a 'proper' teenager...? Cracking sequel about the ...

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Learning disabilities
Dyslexia
(Reading disability)

The most common, 70-80% of people with learning problems have reading problems. Usually reading problems are put under an umbrella disease: dyslexia.

Up to 20% of the population in US has some degree of dyslexia, however about 5-6% receive special educational services.[1] In the UK, 10% of the population has some degree of dyslexia too. 

Dysgraphia (difficulty writing)

Writing too, involves several brain areas and functions. The brain networks for vocabulary, grammar, hand movement, and memory must all be in good working order. A developmental writing disorder may result from problems in any of these areas. For example, a child with a writing disability, particularly an expressive language disorder, might be unable to compose complete and grammatically correct sentences.

Dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics)

Arithmetic involves recognising numbers and symbols, memorizing facts, aligning numbers, and understanding abstract concepts like place value and fractions. Any of these may be difficult for children with developmental arithmetic disorders, also called dyscalculia. Problems with number or basic concepts are likely to show up early. Disabilities that appear in the later grades are more often tied to problems in reasoning.

[1] http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/reading/conditioninfo/pages/risk.aspx