Today on Love Books Group Blog, I am delighted to start our collaboration with Barrington Stoke with a book review of Run Wild by Gill Lewis.
- Reading 8+
- Children’s Fiction
Izzy and Asha need a space to call their own, away from difficult families, the Skull brothers and the trouble they bring. But the derelict building site where they stake their claim already belongs to something else, a wilderness they never expected and an injured wolf that desperately needs their help. Can they reconnect to the wild and save the wolf? Or is their pack too weak to fight much stronger powers? A stunning tale of our lost connection to nature and the wild that hides in us all, from renowned storyteller Gill Lewis. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.
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I really enjoyed my time with Run Wild by Gill Lewis. A thought-provoking story that will appeal to all. Covering a plethora of issues faced by children today, Ms Lewis incorporates difficult topics in a plot that will encourage questions and interaction.
The cover is beautiful and really encompasses the essence of the book.
With an abundance of relatable characters, the story takes us on a journey into an abandoned gasworks. But what the children find there changes everyone’s life’s forever.
All Barrington Stoke books are dyslexia friendly. More information about them is below.
A beautifully written book that encourages us all to find our own inner wild.
By Kelly for Love Books Group
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SUPER READABLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Barrington Stoke specialises in ‘cracking reading’, publishing super-readable children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop kids getting into reading. Our first-rate short fiction brings together the very best children’s authors and illustrators in the UK with a host of unique accessibility features to offer cracking reads accessible to more children including those with dyslexia or visual stress.
Dyslexia is a learning difference that can affect the ability to read, write and spell. Speech, maths, motor and organisational skills may also be affected. People with dyslexia are no less intelligent than their peers but they may have different strengths and need different support to realise their full potential.
Barrington Stoke books are designed to help, with:
- Tinted pages to reduce visual stress, which may be more common in people with dyslexia and can make words seem to jump or dance on the page
- A special font that helps prevent people with dyslexia confusing letter shapes
- Special spacing to help minimise confusing, blurring and switching
- Thick paper to make sure words and pictures don’t show through from other pages and confuse the eye
- Special editing to help minimise barriers to comprehension. This process was developed by dyslexia and speech and language experts in response to research and feedback from thousands of readers on hundreds of Barrington Stoke manuscripts over the years.
People who struggle with reading can experience low self-esteem and even depression as a result. We believe that no child or adult should have to read books written for children many years younger than themselves. We pitch our stories at the real age of the reader, not their reading ability.
If you or your child is affected by dyslexia it is vital that you seek assessment and specialist support. Schools and local learning organisations have a duty to help and should be approached first if at all possible. Visit Dyslexia Associations and Centres which will be able to help and advise you.
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