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Month: April 2015

Backlist Love: Giants, gods and grave danger

Got a young Avengers fan in the house looking for their next superhero fix? My current favourite Barrington Stoke backlist title is Thor and the Master of Magic by Kevin Crossley-Holland. It’s an action-packed retelling of an old Norse myth and a great introduction to ancient Viking stories and legends that can really capture a […]

Get arty with Cathy Brett’s illustration secrets

We caught up with illustrator Cathy Brett to go behind the scenes and discover how she created the striking artwork for Melvin Burgess’ Persist, which is out this month. Illustration briefs like this don’t come along very often, if ever. So, when this project landed on my drawing board I was thrilled. Not only is […]

New titles for April 2015

This month we have an array of new titles with something to excite every reader. We’re thrilled to welcome Roger McGough and Cathy Hopkins to Barrington Stoke’s amazing list of authors with I Never Liked Wednesdays and Mum Never Did Learn to Knock, two magnificent novels for 7-12s. The UK Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman writes a futuristic drama called Contact, also for 7-12s. For […]

Discovering the true story behind Anzac Boys

“I saw a soldier leap overboard in panic. His heavy pack pulled him down like a stone into the dark water.” ”“ Anzac Boys, Tony Bradman On Saturday 25th April it will be 100 years since the brutal Gallipoli Campaign. Tony Bradman, author of Anzac Boys, always knew his grandfather served in the campaign, but […]