Category: For kids

Everything you ever wanted to know about being dyslexic in 20 Peanuts cartoons

When I was young, I was a voracious reader of Peanuts comics. I loved the comic so much that I collected the books, wrote Peanuts creator Charles Schultz a fan letter and adopted a beagle. Hating school, feeling different, being bullied — Schultz laid it bare in his comic strip with humour and compassion. He […]

Sunday book review: Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)

My own daughter taught me: dyslexic children are very good at telling you what they need to learn. Margaret Rooke’s book “Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)” gives these kids a voice. We need to listen.

Book review: Looking for heroes–One boy, one year, 100 letters

Like many dyslexic teenagers, Aidan Colvin can clearly identify his weaknesses. Yet everyone keeps telling him to “find his strengths.” Annoying, right? Aidan rightly asks: “how do you do that?” Looking for an answer to that question, he wrote letters to 100 dyslexic heroes to find out how they achieved success. He didn’t expect anyone to write back. Lucky for us–many of them did, and he shared them with the world in the book “Looking for heroes.”

Book review: The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Autumn weather has settled in here — the trees are red and orange and the […]

Ask an expert: “Ghibli movies bring you up if you are feeling down”

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film company founded by¬†Hayao Miyazaki in 1985. Their films […]

Book review: David Flink’s “Thinking Differently” educates and empowers

David Flink’s Thinking Differently (2014) is my favourite “parent/self help” guide to dyslexia and learning […]

Watch: New animated short film #IAmDyslexic

“Remember, you are not alone.” That is the empowering message of I AM DYSLEXIC – […]

Summer reading

The Dyslexic Library is on vacation, and we’re reading: Relish: My life in the kitchen¬†(2013) […]

Ask an expert: Q&A with Nancy Young (part 2 of 2)

In our new series, “Ask an expert,” we talk to the professionals who devote their […]