It takes a lot of cheek to take on the daunting challenge of rewriting a classic, but author Anne Cassidy set herself to the task to make sure that all readers got the chance to enjoy a great story.
Houston, we have some books! It’s been fifty years since Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and a giant leap for mankind on 20th July 1969, as he and Buzz Aldrin landed the first human-manned spacecraft on the moon. To celebrate and to tie in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Space […]
Today we play a quick round of Five Questions with Bali Rai, author of the timely and compelling novella The Harder They Fall!
2016 kicked off with the brilliant news that we had been awarded the Alison Morrison Diversity Award at the Independent Publishing Awards. We’re committed to continuously assessing and improving representation in our publishing, so a year of books later, how did we do?
Nominations joy! The Barrington Stoke and Bucket List team is delighted to celebrate the announcement of the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations lists.
In August, we were proud to publish a gorgeous new super-readable edition of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Our aim, as ever, was to reach more readers, this time by opening up a classic text to those with dyslexia, visual stress or other issues that affect an individual’s ability to cope with print.
Our Young Editors Scheme has been an integral part of the way we work with schools and young people throughout much of the 18 year history of Barrington Stoke. It enables us to gain valuable insight and honest feedback into what works – and perhaps more importantly what doesn’t work, for all students who love a good […]
Last week saw the Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launched to the world for 2016 by Nick Barley, Janet Smyth and the team at a special press launch.
We’re starting May with a spring in our step: the first batch of our Teen and YA Class of 2016 debuts this month! Offering a great mix of fresh new titles, thrilling sequels, and gorgeously packaged new editions, we promise to have your spring reading needs sorted; what are you waiting for?
Summer might still be a couple of months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking forward to sensational reads from Kevin Brooks, Anne Cassidy, Catherine Fisher, Paul Dowswell, Jane Eagland and Non Pratt. Our Small and Perfectly Formed Teen and YA Preview features snippets from new titles that’ll whet your appetite for publication day, and it’s […]
September publishing day is here! We’ve got two new titles and a fresh look for a popular teen story. Plus our new picture books are out next week”¦ If Only We Had A Helicopter by Roger McGough There’s adventuring to be done! Two friends find buried Viking treasure. Or they’re fairly sure it’s treasure, because […]
The second half of the year is shaping up to look pretty amazing over here at Barrington Stoke. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the books we have coming between now and October. July is Little Gems month, with a team of amazing authors and illustrators including new faces as well as familiar friends. […]
A lot of the Barrington Stokers’ reading time this past month has actually been taken up with the news ”“ which still counts as reading! ”“ but means that our groaning bookshelves have taken a back seat this month. As you may or may not know we are based in Scotland and the recent Referendum has had all […]
August has arrived! For Edinburgh and us here at Barrington Stoke that means a month jam-packed full of fun and excitement. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is approaching fast, so we thought we would point you in the direction of all the wonderful events featuring our incredibly talented authors and illustrators. Here’s who you can […]