It’s March and we’re mad for our new titles, which include two new Little Gems, a myth-busting picture book, super-accessible editions of Barrington Stoke classics and fearless illustrated fiction that cuts straight to the gut.
Barrington Stoke books are popular in schools as accessible, inspiring reads suitable for mixed-ability groups. As well as selling the books singly for reading for pleasure, we also supply a wide range of packs to schools. Here’s some inspiration on how to use the books to bring literacy to life in your school, plus a recap of some of the packs available.
Last week was World Book Day and we marked it in a very special way, with the launch of The Pavee and the Buffer Girl by Siobhan Dowd in a stunning new edition illustrated by Emma Shoard. Continue reading
Author Tony Bradman and illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones have had a busy year of events with their fabulous Shakespeare tale The Boy and the Globe. The last festival they visited was Bath Children’s Literature Festival, where they met students and teachers from St Martin’s Garden Primary School. St Martin’s Garden were gearing up to take part in a brilliant project with the support of the Festival and funded by the Dame Violet Wills Will Trust, using drama to explore the text. We caught up with the team at Bath Festivals to find out more about how the project came about and ways in which drama can help open up texts for less confident readers.