The most popular hi/lo books are published by Barrington Stoke publisher, all their books have a reading age of 8 and under.
FROM BARRINGTON STOKE PUBLISHER
There can be many reasons why a child doesnt develop good literacy skills first time round. Our approach is designed by experts to combat these factors:
Dyslexia, which can make it hard to recognise and remember words and letters. Our font gives each letter a distinct shape and encourages the eye onwards. Our layout makes sure theres no crowding. Our paper minimises confusing show-through.
Irlen Syndrome, where words and letters can seem to jump around. Our tinted pages reduce glare and visual stress, and can still be used with coloured overlays.
Short attention spans, hyperactivity and simple reluctance can stop kids picking up a book. Our list includes lots of humour, sport and action themes and we use fast-moving openings and cliffhangers to reel them in and keep them reading.
Low self-esteem can impact heavily on reading confidence. We match content and design appropriate to a readers actual age with language at a younger level. Crucially, our authors are the mainstream bestsellers their peers are also reading.
EAL learners can find complex literary conventions confusing. We reduce these, and pack our books with speech. Lots of titles have illustration to help with understanding.
Visit www.barringtonstoke.co.uk for books, information on reading issues and resources.