This is our list of books featuring characters with dyslexia, or the book worlds version of dyslexic difficulties. The target ages and age bandings are only guides, many of these books would be enjoyed by older or younger people.

Sometimes dyslexic people find reading books about people like themselves gateways into enjoying reading. Being represented in books is important when it comes to feeling included in society and raising awareness about dyslexia among non-dyslexic people.

Children’s Books With Dyslexic Characters

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Bookmarks Are People Too! – Henry Winkler

ISBN: 978-0448479972

Approximate Target Age: 7 and up

Dyslexic Characters: Hank Zipzer (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

A Short Tale About a Long Dog

Stop that Frog!

Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards

There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub

How to Hug an Elephant

You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw

The Soggy, Foggy Campout

A Tale of Two Tails

Dump Trucks and Dogsleds

Niagara Falls, Or Does It?

I Got a D in Salami

The Day of the Iguana

The Zippity Zinger

The Night I Flunked My Field Trip

Holy Enchilada!

Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade

Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up?

My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard

Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!

The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down

Barfing in the Backseat

Life of Me, The


The Back to Front World of Azzie Artbuckle – Beth Montgomery 

ISBN: 978-1909320659

Approximate Target Age: 7 and up

Dyslexic Characters: Azzie (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

This is a stand alone book.


Fantastic Frankie and the Brain Drain Machine – by Anna Kemp

ISBN: 978-1847389367

Approximate Target Age: 7 and up

Dyslexic Characters: Frankie Blewitt (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

The Great Brain Robbery


The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

ISBN: 978-0141349596

Approximate Target Age: 7 and up

Dyslexic Characters: Mildred Hubble (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

The Worst Witch All at Sea

The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – by Rick Riordan

ISBN: 978-0141319131

Approximate Target Age: 9 and up
Dyslexic Characters: Percy Jackson (main character), the other children of the gods.

Other Books in the Series:

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan’s Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian


Teen/Young Adult Books With Dyslexic Characters

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Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner

ISBN: 978-1471400445

Approximate Target Age: Teen/YA
Dyslexic Characters: Standish Treadwell (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

This is a standalone novel.


Books for Adults With Dyslexic Characters

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Spellwright – Blake Charlton

ISBN: 978-0007349197

Target age: Adult
Dyslexic Characters: Nicodemus Weal (main character)

Other Books in the Series:

Spellbound

Spellbreaker


A Game of Thrones – George RR Martin

ISBN: 978-0553386790

Target age: Adult
Dyslexic Characters: Jaime Lannister seems to be dyslexic and dyscalculic (a main character)

Other Books in the Series:

A Clash of Kings

A Storm of Swords (Part 1): Steel and Snow

A Storm of Swords (Part 2): Blood and Gold

A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons (Part 1): Dreams and Dust

A Dance with Dragons (Part 1): After the Feast


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