British Dyslexia Association KS3 Learning Resources
Oaka Books ERA 2015 Finalist KS1 KS2 KS3 Dyslexia Resources
KS3 Revision Guides Endorsed by ISEB



My name is Bambi Gardiner and I am the founder of Oaka Books.

We started our specialist publishing company because there were no text books that our dyslexic daughter could work with.

She was completely 'put off' at the sight of a big subject revision guide and her response to struggling was to just not do anything. In desperation, I turned her notes into cartoons, created games, re-enacted history events and, amazingly, she started to remember things. Her grades went from Es, Fs and Us in her mocks to As and Bs in just a few months, simply by presenting information in a different, engaging and active way.

If our story sounds familiar, Oaka Topic Packs might be just what you are looking for.

As with many visual learners, your child may have reading, concentration or processing issues. But they still need to keep up with their work and not be left behind in these all important Key Stage years. 

Our packs are being used to help thousands of children achieve their potential with our unique revision guides designed for visual learners. Read some of our reviews here.

Increasingly, teachers are using our resources in the classroom and there is no doubt that they are having a big impact both there and at home with reports of children leaping from 20%-77% and from the bottom of the class to near the top!

Our learning resources are short and concise, perfect for curriculum topics in Common Entrance and KS3, KS2 and KS1. Our packs present visual information in such an easy way to understand that people (mistakenly) think they are too easy! Yet that's exactly our aim - to make curriculum based topics easy for everyone with our fantastic range of Topic Packs

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me direct at

With best wishes

Bambi Gardiner

Founder, Oaka Books

KS1 KS2 KS3 CE Dyslexic Revision Guide
CE KS3 history revision book


Oaka Topic Packs are written by subject teachers and SEN specialists, then checked by our team of teachers and editors including ISEB (Independent Schools Examinations Board) subject editors so you can be sure that each topic pack covers the relevant curriculum module.

Our curriculum based Topic Packs are designed for visual learners, they are colourful, fully illustrated, clearly laid out.

They include memory maps, glossaries of key words and terms and the Oaka Active Learning Maps (with character cards) or Games (with flashcards).

Take a look below at our Oaka Learning System.



The first step is to read the Topic Booklet in a pack. Fully illustrated, with short and concise bullet points makes the points clear and easy to follow.


The Active Learning Game/Map is a fun and engaging way for your child to learn and remember facts or key historical events. Includes Q&A Flashcards or Character Cards.


In the Write Your Own Notes Booklet, your child will be prompted for answers that they will have learnt from the Topic Booklet and Active Learning Map/Game.

Our KS1, KS2, KS3 and Common Entrance revision and learning guides have been produced following guidelines from the British Dyslexia Association. In 2015 our entire CE/KS3 range was shortlisted for the Education Resource Award and we now supply over 350 schools in the UK and abroad.

Our Geography, History and French Topic Packs are now all endorsed by ISEB (Independent Schools Examinations Board).