JKP signs trio of dyslexia titles

JKP signs trio of dyslexia titles

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has signed three "exciting" new books on dyslexia to be published this summer.

Publishing in August, I Don’t Like Reading by Lisabeth Emlyn Clark is a "delightful" picture book for children aged five to 11. It includes tips for reading with dyslexia and "lovable, supportive" characters who "show that it's okay to discuss dyslexia and to seek help when its needed".

In The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia by Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth, publishing 21st September, dyslexia "colourfully and humorously comes to life". Exploring what dyslexia means, how it feels and how to embrace it, this book provides a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of "inspirational" dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do "amazing" things with their lives.

Also in September, JKP will publish Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time) by Margaret Rooke, author of Creative, Successful, Dyslexic (JKP). In more than 100 interviews, children and young people talk about their experiences of dyslexia and share their personal tips and tricks for honing the creative benefits it can offer.

The publisher, which holds world rights to all three titles, said: "We know that around one in 10 people in the UK are dyslexic. Rather than regarding dyslexia as a learning difficulty and focusing on the challenges it can present, these books celebrate the creative and original qualities that people with dyslexia can develop. JKP is committed to publishing books that make a difference, and we’re really excited about these inspiring new books that will normalise dyslexia and support dyslexic children, young people and adults."