A love of reading starts with great books!
We’ve found young readers of all ability levels learn to love reading, and find the learning to read process easier, when they’re inspired by engaging stories, compelling characters, and interest- (rather than age- or ability-) appropriate content. At Aulexic, we’re dedicated to producing the books kids love to read. We believe in scaffolding learning, strong reader support, and shared reading experiences. We’re also committed to minimising the challenges struggling readers face when developing their language and literacy abilities.
Aulexic is a small publishing house specialising in books for early readers and children with language and literacy acquisition difficulties such as those associated with dyslexia, specific language impairment, and autism. Dedicated to producing quality picture books, early readers, chapter books, short novels, and non-fiction resources, Aulexic is set to release a number of different titles every year.
First launched in May 2015, Aulexic is the children’s publishing imprint of West Australian author Rebecca Laffar-Smith. As a mother and teacher, Rebecca knew the challenge of trying to find engaging books for struggling readers that were fun and interest-driven rather than age- or ability-focused. Because the truth is, a ten-year-old struggling reader may have six-year-old-ability coupled with twelve-year-old interests. Trying to find those middle-ground books that introduce language in a way that children of all ages would be receptive to but that do not condescend, belittle, or dumb-down the reading process was frustrating.
As part of the homeschooling journey with her son, a child diagnosed with acute dyslexia, specific language impairment, and autism spectrum disorder, Rebecca created a learning program that involved collaborative story telling. From that, Bec J. Smith was born and the P.I. Penguin series was developed. This series was the start of an imprint, and an idea, one that would crystalise into a mission to bring a growing range of dyslexia- and disability-friendly books to children around the world. With a blossoming list of talented authors and illustrators, Aulexic is creating an exciting, literacy-rich future.
If you’d like to find out more about Aulexic, please browse the website, or feel free to contact us directly.
Help your child foster a love of reading today!