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About Barrington Stoke

Barrington Stoke is a small, independent and award-winning children’s publisher. For over 20 years we’ve been pioneering super-readable, dyslexia-friendly fiction to help every child become a reader. From our specially designed font to the colour of our paper, accessibility is at the heart of everything we do.




Children’s Publisher of the Year – IPG Awards 2007

Alison Morrison Diversity Award – IPG Awards 2016

Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2018My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner

Winner of the Older Readers Category, Children’s Book Award 2019 – Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer

Winner of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020 – One Shot by Tanya Landman

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 – Rook by Anthony McGowan

Shortlisted for UKLA Award 2018 – The White Fox by Jackie Morris

Shortlisted for UKLA Award 2018 – Alpha by Bessora & Barroux

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2020 – Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 – Brock by Anthony McGowan

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2020 – Lark by Anthony McGowan

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 – Alpha by Bessora & Barroux

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 – The Pavee and the Buffer Girl
by Siobhan Dowd, illustrated by Emma Shoard

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 – The Family Tree by Mal Peet, illustrated by Emma Shoard

… and many more!



“I have always admired the team at Barrington Stoke, their passion for stories and for making stories accessible” Sir Michael Morpurgo

“Outstanding” The Times

“Your books awoke my son’s love for reading. From a frustrated boy to a little book worm” Parent

“One of the most important publishers ever  have enabled so many readers”

“You have given my children one of the most special gifts ever: To read!” Parent

“The first people I go to are Barrington Stoke” SENCO

“This is the first book he has ever read and he read it on his own” Parent

I’ve used your company before and the delight on my daughter’s face at putting the new book she can actually read in her school bag today is a guarantee I will again!Parent

“The howl of the Barrington Stocke book have change my life. Before I herd of Barrington Stocke I coldn’t read any book now I can read all of them” Student

“No other publisher can match this combination of design brilliance, editorial expertise, and authorial distinction” Anthony McGowan