Barrington Stoke has over 21 years’ award-winning experience of publishing dyslexia friendly, super-readable books accessible to young people with dyslexia or reading reluctance We strongly believe that every child can become a reader – if we remove the obstacles that can get in their way. From our shapely font that promotes character recognition to our tinted paper that is easier on the eye, everything about our books is designed to break down the barriers that prevent young people developing a love of reading – from dyslexia to visual stress, language issues to simple reluctance. But you don’t need to be a reluctant or struggling reader to enjoy our books. We have an incredible range of stories from the very best award-winning authors and illustrators, from picture books, to first chapter books in colour, middle grade, teen and YA novels. In 2020 Barrington Stoke were the first Scottish publisher to win the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark by Anthony McGowan.
Nicky and Kenny's mum is coming to visit for the first time in years. But when an outdoor adventure to take their minds off everything goes from bad to worse, there's a chance that not everyone will make it home alive... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant, or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! But when a world-famous balloonist visits the town fair, it could finally be Sophie's chance to be brave... Take flight with a truly inspirational tale of courage and self-belief, inspired by the incredible life of Sophie Blanchard, the world's first female hot-air balloonist.
A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park and only Owen understands how important he is ... A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
A fact-filled and captivating recounting of Apollo 13's nail-biting mission to the moon and the disaster that derailed it, from Blue Peter Book Award winner David Long. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Mum won't get out of bed. His best friend has dumped him. And school work is just too difficult. It feels like the world is conspiring against Jayden in this touching and sensitively told story of life as a young carer from beloved author Tony Bradman. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
A richly atmospheric page-turner from the author of Fallen Grace. The maze-like, mysterious world of Victorian London is the perfect setting for the story of a girl who becomes a boy to ensure her survival in the darkest trade of the underworld - the body business. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
A timely and important graphic novel account of one man's desperate journey from North Africa to Europe. Alpha brings together prize-winning artist Barroux and novelist Bessora, and comes to the UK market with a foreword by Michael Morpurgo and endorsed by Amnesty International.
Anna Gain is never late for the bus. But when a series of bizarre events has her re-living the same sixty seconds again ... and again ... and again ... will she ever make it on time? A laugh-out-loud and punny take on `Groundhog Day' particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
A fun, playful and charming Little Gem with a touching and thought-provoking message at its heart. Eoin Colfer's trademark light touch and gift for unforgettable child voices are perfectly complemented by Matt Robertson's beautiful limited-palette artwork. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Return to Weir(d) Street with three more unnerving tales told with all of Anne Fine's trademark eye for drama and suspense. Perfect to thrill and chill, and particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
This pack features brilliant, big-name short fiction titles to help less confident readers towards real reading success. The 4u2read titles cover a range of genres by some of the best children's authors around, and each story is packed with black and white illustrations to help comprehension.
This pack features titles for primary-aged children that celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of today's society, including a range of cultural backdrops, different family models and life experiences. Pack contents are subject to change.
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