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Funny books for reluctant readers....

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Dickorydockwhatthe Tue 27-Nov-18 21:37:14

Both my boys don’t like reading and my 14 year old is dyslexic with a reading age of a 10 year old. My nearly 11 year old is fine but just doesn’t enjoy reading. They like horrid Henry and ones where you choose the path the character takes but looking for something different. Any suggestions??

DomesticAnarchist Tue 27-Nov-18 21:50:53

Has he tried the Tom Gates and Barry Loser books? I've seen year 3s to year 9s enjoying them.

Dickorydockwhatthe Wed 28-Nov-18 21:57:21

Ah no I don’t think they have I will have a look. Thank you

RebelWitchFace Wed 28-Nov-18 21:58:54

Diary of a killer cat. It's very short but hilarious. I personally love the sarcasm.

aurorie11 Wed 28-Nov-18 21:59:13

The 13 storey treehouse series by Andy Griffiths as well as Tom Gates books

oigetoffmycheese Wed 28-Nov-18 22:00:14

Defo the 13 storey tree house series. Laughed my head off

Ffsnosexallowed Wed 28-Nov-18 22:00:49

Captain underpants

heather1 Wed 28-Nov-18 22:02:32

My 14 yo reluctant reader likes graphic novels - Amulet series, tintin, Asterix. Horrible Histories are quite funny

BikeRunSki Wed 28-Nov-18 22:03:23

The Diary of a Wimoy Kid series
Mooneboy has my 10 year old laughing out loud.

Boatsnack3 Wed 28-Nov-18 22:07:13

My dd loved the tree house series I've never seen her so engaged in a book.

She also loves Tom Gates, Max Crumblie and most David Walliams books gangsta granny, demon dentist but not billionaire boy. I'm hoping she'll like the new Max Einstein book I've bought her for Christmas too.

Jennie1978 Wed 28-Nov-18 22:08:28

My son loves the Tom Gates books. He’s a reluctant reader but likes these books as there are lots of illustrations (doodles) to break up the text.

keepmoving Wed 28-Nov-18 22:12:32

Another vote for Tom Gates and also David Walliams. On the advice of another thread downloaded Libby which includes free audio books so my DS who has dyslexia can read along as he listens. This allows him to read at a more engaging pace and has resulted in him wanting to read more.

WhirlwindHugs Wed 28-Nov-18 22:15:13

I would avoid David Walliams. Lots of them are flipping massive. There are some short story collections like world's worst children which might be better.

Tom Gates, definitely.

Would also recommend comic books. The 14yo might like Scott pilgrim vs the world?

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Wed 28-Nov-18 22:21:26

Have you looked at the website for Barrington Stoke? They publish books on buff paper in dyslexic friendly font etc. Google for high interest level texts for dyslexic children too.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Wed 28-Nov-18 22:24:37

Not sure how to do clicky... sorry...

Dickorydockwhatthe Thu 29-Nov-18 21:51:54

No I haven’t but I will have a look thank you 😊

Jen69 Wed 05-Dec-18 23:50:50

Any book with short chapters and is funny. My kids loved Wishbone Billy. But Wilf the Worrier was also popular.

BlueChampagne Tue 11-Dec-18 12:48:20

DS2 isn't the world's greatest reader but devours Asterix.

NotCitrus Tue 11-Dec-18 17:07:29

Asterix, Tom Gates, Monkey Nuts, Stick Dog. Barry Loser is obsessed with farting but OK.

NotCitrus Tue 11-Dec-18 17:08:15

And the Bolds - Julian Clary, about a family of hyenas who try to act human.

SolidarityGdansk Tue 11-Dec-18 17:25:52

I recommend getting a kindle.

Big fat books don’t look so daunting on a kindle.

Also they have various fonts including a dyslexic font that may help.

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