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Q&A: Berlie Doherty and her Dragonosaurus

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 […]

5 early reading tips for Mums and Dads

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 […]

Four new Little Gems for July

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 […]