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Month: September 2014

What we look for in an illustrator

We’ve often spoken about how important stories are at Barrington Stoke, but just as critical is the artwork that complements and supports those stories. Illustration is nothing new in children’s books, but it is key to Barrington Stoke titles in helping to aid comprehension for our struggling and reluctant readers. Here’s a list of things […]

What we’re reading this month: September

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 […]

Where I Draw: Jamie Smith

The alarm clock sounds at 6am each morning, an alarm clock in the form of a 2 year old boy. I have a bowl of porridge, head out of the back door and take the 16 stepping stone journey to my garden studio. There should be a 17th stone, so once I feel the squelch […]

New Titles for September 2014

This September we’re delighted to add four fabulous new titles to our popular Little Gems series for 5-8s – and this month’s titles are extra special because they have been printed in FULL COLOUR for the first time. With stories from superstar author and illustrator dream teams, we have Good Dog Lion by Alexander McCall Smith and David Dean, […]