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Month: February 2014

Backlist Love: Cherry Green Story Queen by Annie Dalton

I’m cheating a little bit by writing about this title (it’s only just squeaked into the ‘official’ backlist) but Cherry Green Story Queen felt like an appropriate first book for me to write about, because at its heart is the same message that Barrington Stoke comes back to again and again ”“ that stories are important, that […]

Backlist Love: Under the Skin by Catherine MacPhail

Under the Skin is one of my favourite Barrington Stoke titles. It was first published in 2007 and it has been constantly in print since. It had a cracking new edition in 2012, with a new cover. Under the Skin‘s hero Omar is a refugee in the UK and the book opens with a letter […]

Lessons from our readers: Young Editors Scheme

Patience Thomson, the co-founder of Barrington Stoke, remembers approaching authors Malorie Blackman and Michael Morpurgo and asking them to write for the company’s launch list. ‘“What have you published before?’’’ Patience recalls they asked. ‘And we said: “Nothing! But we have an idea”¦’’’ That idea was not just to edit and design fiction in such […]