Where is the dyslexia-friendly books section?
Follow this link to our dyslexia-friendly books.
Are Barrington Stoke’s books abridged?
No, they are all written for our list by our stellar authors.
Are your books available in bookshops?
Yes, throughout the UK and overseas. And in libraries too. Please contact us if you have difficulty finding the book you want.
Do I need to register or set up an account to order?
No, once you’ve added items to your basket, please follow the checkout procedure – there is no need to register your details to create an account.
What makes your books dyslexia friendly?
Our books use a shapely font that promotes character recognition, and we use a tinted paper that is easier on the eyes. You can find out more detail about why our books are dyslexia and reluctant reader friendly here.
What are AR Levels?
AR (Accelerated Reader) is a computer programme used in some schools for monitoring and managing children’s independent reading practice. Each book goes through a computer system which takes into account word count, difficulty of words, sentence length etc. Once a book has been given an AR level, a quiz is written for that book which schools who subscribe to the system can access.
We send all our books to be levelled and quizzed so any schools using the programme can incorporate our books into their reading scheme. AR levels are assigned by an outside company and do not influence a book’s reading age or interest age.
Do you have a dyslexia-friendly edition of Harry Potter/Inspector Calls/Shakespeare etc?
We do not publish dyslexia editions of other books (apart from Of Mice and Men, A Christmas Carol and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde).
Can I have delivery to a different address from my billing address?
Yes, please enter the delivery address when prompted at checkout.
Do you accept manuscript submissions?
We commission proactively and do not accept submissions. If you would like to find out more, you might like to read our blog post ‘Why we don’t have a slush pile‘.
Can I register for your consultancy scheme?
Our old consultancy scheme has been replaced by our Young Editors site.
Do you publish for adults with dyslexia?
We offer dyslexia-friendly editions of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Our graphic novel Alpha is also available in an edition aimed at adult readers. Otherwise our books are primarily aimed at children and young people, although we believe that many of our teen and Young Adult titles are also great reads for adults. You might enjoy The Truth of Things by Anthony McGowan, Moose Baby by Meg Rosoff, Mind The Gap by Phil Earle or Unboxed by Non Pratt. Or try browsing our teen books section.