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Reading Supports

Graded Readers

 We have a large selection of Graded Readers in all our library branches in Kilkenny. These are an excellent choice for new readers as the books become slightly more difficult with each level. They are ideal for building confidence and children feel a real sense of accomplishment when they finish a book. There is a fantastic choice of stories in all of the series.

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For example, DK Readers offer a wide range of superhero stories whilst the Early Readers books cover everything from Horrid Henry to Pokémon. For children starting to read we have a great range including series by Oxford Reading Tree, Reading Ladder and Literacy Tower to mention just a few.

 Books for Dyslexic Children

Does your child struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual stress or are they reluctant to engage with books or read for pleasure?

Barrington stoke is one series of books we house in Kilkenny Libraries to help children unlock a love of reading and build confidence.  They have a unique, specially created font to make reading easier and the paper is also heavier with a gentle tint to help reduce visual stress. The stories are ideal for children of all ages and contain lots of illustrations to break up the text.

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Did you also know that our Borrowbox ebook reader app has a special font that makes text more readable for dyslexic users? With hundreds of books available to download, there is something for all tastes and abilities. For more information on the Barrington Stokes series and Borrowbox please contact your local library.

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A wide a variety of supports are available nationally through Libraries Ireland. You can access them at https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/recommended-reads-for-children