It’s International Day of the Girl Child today, a day aimed at raising awareness of the potential of the 1.1 billion girls in the world, and the discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities that may see that potential wasted.
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 […]
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 […]
With the hundred-year anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign on 25th April 2015, praise has been flooding in for Anzac Boys by Tony Bradman. The Gallipoli Campaign is described as one of the Allies’ most poignant defeats in WWI, resulting in the loss of many Australian and New Zealand troops – along with men from Britain […]
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 […]