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Finding my Superpower - a book for dyslexic thinkers

Dyslexic thinkers see the world differently. Rather than teach them to see the world as it is, what if we inspire them to be who they were born to be… world changers.

This book is written as an encouragement for both children and their parents as they navigate their emotions surrounding a dyslexia diagnosis. While the book does not seek to deny that there are challenges or difficulties with being dyslexic.

It simply wishes to offer hope, that good things can and do come from thinking differently.

Paperback format
22cm wide x 24cm high
28 pages

$20.00 inc. GST


Illustrated by Kauri Finlay

Kauri is an award-winning illustrator and designer, born in Japan and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her illustrative work is a playful mixture of both realism and fantasy. Kauri is passionate about bringing narratives to life through illustration.


“This is an excellent children’s book! I work in an educational learning support role alongside students with dyslexia. I am super pleased I made the choice to purchase a number of copies of this book ‘Finding My Superpower: A book for dyslexic thinkers’. I find many students with dyslexia often have poor self-efficacy and self-esteem. The key message in this book is simple and easy for children to understand. It hammers home the crucial message for children who have dyslexia to become aware of, acknowledge and use their areas of strength and it does this in a light & appealing way. The illustrations are fun and I love the colour choices. I am really happy with my purchase and recommend this book to anyone that may supporting students with dyslexia. Brilliant! Every school library should have a copy!” ~  Lexia Bridger

“This excellent book for children with dyslexia showcases the amazing accomplishments of famous dyslexic thinkers and inspires much needed hope. Daily challenges with reading and writing can make frustrations at school seem all-encompassing. But dyslexic brains have real advantages: creativity, inventiveness, problem solving, scientific insight, artistic talent, and much more. Many highly successful adults are dyslexic thinkers. Through this beautifully illustrated book, children can see their own strength and potential.” ~ Jennifer G. Duncan, PhD, RN.  And mom of neurodiverse children 😊

Meet Kiwi author Sarah Prestidge Sarah Prestidge author

Sarah is a mother of three children (two of whom are dyslexic). She has an eclectic background in education which includes being a deputy principal, writing curriculum and establishing a primary school in Fiji.

Having recently completed her Masters in educational leadership (with a focus in dyslexia), she is currently working in several schools supporting students with learning and behaviour needs.

As an author, Sarah is passionate about encouraging children who are dyslexic and calling out the potential that they have from thinking differently.

Find out more about Sarah on her author page.

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