I’ve had fun reading the first two books of ‘The Story Weavers of Bacalen’ Series. Although these books are aimed at ages 7-12 years the adventures…and where they take you, as well as the imaginative writing, are fun for all ages. As the authors say “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book” - Frank Serafini.
The Story Weavers of Bacalan Series (Ages 7-12 Years): A.J. Hill and her two junior authors live in regional New South Wales, Australia. Her husband and two book-loving children have Irlen Syndrome and wear tinted Irlen lenses. These lenses have changed their learning journeys. The Story Snatchers was written as a way to encourage her 8 year old son to read more challenging chapter books now that he had his new orange Irlen Filters. The authors hope that this series will increase the awareness and understanding of Irlen Syndrome and also support and empower those who have been diagnosed. The books can be purchased online at: https://bacalenbooks.com.au/
The Story Weavers of Bacalen: The Story Snatchers What happens when six children are pulled into a magical book return chute? The Story Weavers travel to The Great Archives to stop The Story Snatchers who are poaching stories across the world.
The Story Weavers of Bacalen: The Picture Pinchers What happens when travelling by magical book return chute goes wrong? The Story Weavers join with The Great Studio Gallery to pursue The Picture Pinchers who have become allies of The Story Snatchers. https://bacalenbooks.com.au/
Bratty-Cat, Blinky-Roo and Snooze-Bear (Ages 5-6 Years). A delightful, 24-page, full-colour children's book. This original story introduces children to the Irlen Overlays and Filters while promoting a sense of respect for individual differences. http://irlen.mybigcommerce.com/bratty-cat-blinky-roo-and-snooze-bear/
Jamie Lee and the Magic Glasses (Ages 5-11 Years). This is the real story of how Jamie Lee struggled with reading and how she found help to get tested for Irlen filters. Her new Irlen Filtered Glasses changed her life! To order: www.wizardrabbitpublishing.com
Stella Sees in Blue (Ages 5-7 Years) is a story told and illustrated by a little girl with Irlen Syndrome, who sees things differently from many others. Through Stella’s drawings, we are able to learn a little bit more about how she sees the world. https://www.amazon.com/Stella-Sees-Blue-little-Syndrome
Meet the Super Color Rangers (Ages 7-11 Years, four friends who have joined together as super heroes to battle the forces of confusion that swirl around them. It’s an action-packed showdown as the rangers wearing their colored Irlen Filters battle a set of super villains! This is also the story of friendship, support and how they each find the answer to their own struggles by using the power of color. Join the Super Color Rangers as they work and play together to change their world, and have a little fun along the way! https://www.amazon.com/Super-Color-Rangers-Dorie-Cameron