Today we are thrilled to get a sneak peek behind the scenes with Ian Beck as he talks us through the making of Grey Island Red Boat, out now.
Joe and the Dragonosaurus by Berlie Doherty is out now, with illustrations from Becka Moor. The story follows Joe and his imaginary, ten-legged, fire-breathing dragonosaurus! We spoke to Berlie about her ideal pet and where her book ideas come from. Q: In Joe and the Dragonosaurus, Joe can’t have a pet because of allergies at […]
The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine is out now, illustrated by Vicki Gausden. It tells the story of Hetty the worm who goes on a quest to get a glow inside her like a glow-worm, and on the way meets all sorts of people. We quizzed Anne on bedtime reading and tips for parents. Q: […]
A love of books gives a child lifelong pleasure, broader horizons and great advantages in learning. Mums, dads and other carers are brilliantly placed to help develop this love. To tie-in with our upcoming Little Gems, here are some early reading tips from Barrington Stoke to get you started: 1. Read together as often as […]
It’s almost July publication day and we’ve got four brand new Little Gems for 5-8s coming up. The children’s stories bring together much-loved authors and illustrators with a layout that’s great for emergent readers. Ted Rules the World by Frank Cottrell Boyce Life gets very strange for Ted when a new Prime Minister is elected […]