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Month: October 2014

The best spooky stories to read on Hallowe’en

Mairi My favourite spooky story is The Owl Service by Alan Garner. It’s a hard novel to describe – it’s a fantasy novel for teens but very much about the real world, too, and specifically class and Welsh/English tensions. It draws heavily on the Medieval Welsh Maginogi story of Blodeuwedd, the flower maiden who betrays […]

Press Round Up

We’ve had a wonderful couple of months of press mentions and great reviews, so today we’d just like to round up a few of our favourites. First up, we were delighted when Kevin Brooks was featured in The Bookseller talking about his brand new teen book for us, The Devil’s Angel, coming January 2015. It’s the first since his Carnegie win and […]

Our favourite picture books as children

We LOVE picture books at Barrington Stoke, and we’re very excited about the first four Picture Squirrels that we’ve published this year, so we thought we would all take a look back at the picture books we remember from when we were children (or the ones we remember reading to our own kids). Do you remember your favourite picture book […]