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    Barrington Stoke

    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.

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    The Climbers

    £7.99
    When Sully's status is challenged by new kid Nottingham, the only way to prove who's best is a race to climb the unnamed tree ... In this compelling story of teenage rivalry and friendship, award-winner Keith Gray captures the subtle agonies and reality of life growing up in a small town.

    The Puffin Portal

    £6.99
    There's mystery afoot in Moreland as Warden Grace Griffin investigates a puzzling series of thefts ... Award-winner Vashti Hardy celebrates kindness, found family and brilliantly inventive kids in this steampunk companion to The Griffin Gate.

    A Christmas Carol

    £7.99
    Dickens' classic story of the Christmas transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.

    After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

    £6.99
    Master storyteller Tom Palmer returns with a deeply moving and beautifully told novel of friendship and belonging, inspired by the incredible true story of the Windermere Boys.

    Animal Farm: Barrington Stoke Edition

    £7.99
    Orwell's powerfully unnerving and enduring allegory of oppression and rebellion, brought to life for a new age of readers in a stunning dyslexia-friendly edition from Barrington Stoke.

    Armistice Runner

    £6.99
    Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful intergenerational tale of the fell-running messengers on the front-line of war.

    Brock

    £7.99
    A bleakly poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub. When Nicky witnesses the destruction of a badger set, there's not a lot he can do. But one badger cub has escaped - can he save it? Another stunning novella from award-winning Anthony McGowan. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

    Clever Cakes

    £6.99
    Two super-smart kids triumph in these perfectly packaged fairy tales with a twist from multi-award-winning and bestselling author Michael Rosen!

    D-Day Dog

    £6.99
    On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen - and Jack is determined to discover their fate ... Master storyteller Tom Palmer returns with a touching celebration of the heroic paratroopers of WWII and their parachuting canine companions.

    Dread Cat

    £6.99
    Witty, lively and full of fun, this cat-and-mouse tale from a former Children's Laureate is sure to delight young readers with clever twists and the satisfying defeat of one terrifying cat. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

    Eagle Warrior

    £6.99
    Are Bobbie and her Gran risking too much to save the Eagles from poachers? Gill Lewis takes to the picturesque Scottish Highlands for a stunning new wildlife adventure. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Ellie and the Cat

    £6.99
    A cautionary tale of brats, cats and a little bit of magic from much-loved and bestselling author Malorie Blackman, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.

    Featherlight

    £6.99
    When the lighthouse no longer shines, what else has the power to guide you to shore? Peter Bunzl, the award-winning author of the Cogheart series, stirs up magic, myth and history in his truly captivating Barrington Stoke debut.

    Firebird

    £6.99
    A daring tale of war, revolution and intrigue, from the renowned historical fiction author of Carnegie shortlisted Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein.

    Grandpa Was an Astronaut

    £6.99
    Grandparents take centre stage in this charming tale as a young boy and his grandfather let their imaginations take flight for an afternoon of space exploration, with beautiful artwork from Hannah Coulson. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

    Hari and His Electric Feet

    £6.99
    The story of Hair and his unusual talent is a feel-good story of young kids chasing big dreams that shimmers with all of Alexander McCall Smith's trademark optimism and joy - an outlook on life that makes him one of the world's best-loved storytellers. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Jane Eyre: A Retelling

    £7.99
    A poignant and powerful retelling of Charlotte Bronte's masterful 'Jane Eyre', brought to life for a new generation of readers by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman.

    Keeper

    £6.99
    A thought-provoking football story accompanied by fascinating facts about famous goalies and the history of goalkeeping from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

    Kerb-Stain Boys

    £7.99
    A slapdash plan to rob the post office ... what could possibly go wrong in this sharply witty and heartfelt teen-noir novella, from multi-award-winning author Alex Wheatle.

    Lark

    £7.99
    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+.

    Letting Go

    £7.99
    When Agnes made a promise to her girlfriend Ellie, she thought they would be together forever. But one year later Ellie is with Steve, Agnes is heartbroken and to keep her promise she'll have to push herself further than she ever thought was possible ... A gripping and moving story of love, loss and finding yourself from an award-winning YA author.

    Madam Squeaker

    £6.99
    Little mouse Minetta has had enough of these Ruling Rats and it's time they learned to share! But how will she ever make them listen? A gorgeous Little Gem about finding the courage to make your voice heard from Pip Jones the award-winning author of Izzy Gizmo.

    Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe

    £6.99
    Charming and evocative Little Gem. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

    Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

    £6.99
    Warm and charming Little Gem bestseller, now available with full colour illustrations. A perfectly pitched story for early readers from the former Children's Laureate and master of the market. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

    Noodle the Doodle

    £6.99
    Chaos ensues when an excitable rescue dog becomes the newest member of the class in this touching tale from bestselling author Jonathan Meres. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Of Mice and Men

    £7.99
    A superb story of power and beauty, critically acclaimed across the world and now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.

    Owen and the Soldier

    £6.99
    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+

    Queen of King Street

    £6.99
    Unlucky Bertie has gambled away the family fortune! So it's goodbye to the palace, hello to a little house on King Street for these royals. Who knew living like commoners could be so hard? A hilarious new story from the bestselling author of The Accidental Prime Minister, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

    £6.99
    A thrilling fictionalised account of the life of Matthew Henson, the first African-American man to travel to the North Pole, from the Carnegie nominated author Catherine Johnson.

    Rock Bottom: A Midsummer Nightmare

    £6.99
    Can Nick find a way to show Jessie how much he like her when all he is is the butt of the joke? Ross Montgomery returns with a laugh-out-loud comical caper of friendship, true love and a completely disastrous school production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Sequin and Stitch

    £6.99
    Acclaimed creator Laura Dockrill sews together family, imagination and heart in this lyrical and completely unique Barrington Stoke debut. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Seven Ghosts

    £6.99
    During a tour of a stately house, Jake soon discovers that something is very, very wrong ... The award-winning author of Tales of Terror stirs up old ghosts in this spine-tingling, multi-narrative horror. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

    Special Delivery

    £6.99
    When Frank starts a paper round to save money for a new bike, a mix-up with memory leads to an unlikely friendship ... A gorgeous new Little Gem from bestselling author Jonathan Meres, gently exploring Dementia and the importance of inter-generational friendships.

    Splash Day!

    £6.99
    A fun and colourful rhyming tale from one of the UKs most beloved author-illustrators, Nick Sharratt.

    Sterling and the Canary

    £6.99
    A brand new edition of this laugh-out-loud story of young love from Mr Gum author and King of Funny Andy Stanton, now with a lowered reading age of 7.

    Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission

    £6.99
    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+

    Swan Song

    £6.99
    Dylan is struggling but when he's out on the water with his Grandad his mind clears and everything seems simpler. But his Grandad's beloved Whooper swans are under threat and it feels like everything that has made him feel safe is slipping away ... A profoundly moving novel on the redemptive, healing power of nature from bestseller Gill Lewis.

    The Beach Puppy

    £6.99
    Coco loves playing at the beach with her new owner Ruby but when Coco gets lost will she ever find Ruby again? Worldwide bestseller Holly Webb makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a truly adorable sausage-dog tale!

    The Beast of Harwood Forest

    £6.99
    Pete, Nancy and Krish's school camping trip takes a turn for the sinister when they uncover a terrifying mystery ... A page-turning thriller for fans of the supernatural from bestselling author Dan Smith.

    The Case of the Vanishing Granny

    £6.99
    Roll up! Roll up! The Shortbread Family Circus is in town! Introducing the first tale in The Big-Top Mysteries, an exciting new series from Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Sam Usher.

    The Ghost Garden

    £6.99
    Queen of Historical Fiction Emma Carroll makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war.

    The Girl with her Head in the Clouds: The Amazing Life of Dolly Shepherd

    £6.99
    Pioneering aviatrix Dolly Shepherd comes alive in this thrilling reimagining of her death-defying life from bestselling 'Little Bird Flies' author Karen McCombie.

    The Griffin Gate

    £6.99
    When young warden in training Grace Griffin goes against her family's wishes she's soon tangled up in a dangerous scheme in this new steampunk, fantasy adventure from Blue Peter Book Award-winner Vashti Hardy.

    The House of Clouds

    £6.99
    Tabby's fed up of Grandad, his silly stories and his smelly dog. But when she stumbles on a mysterious cliff-top house, suddenly Grandad's stories don't seem so ridiculous ... A poignant and uplifting story of family, connection and imagination, from the Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted author of Owen and the Soldier.

    The Invasion of Crooked Oak

    £6.99
    Crooked Oak is under attack from a dangerous foe, and it looks like Pete, Krish and Nancy are the only ones who can stop it ... Stranger Things meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers in this thrilling sci-fi adventure. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic students aged 8+

    The Last Hawk

    £7.99
    Critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Wein returns with a thrilling, female-led aviation adventure set against the backdrop of Hitler's Germany and the last days of the Nazi regime.

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Dyslexia Friendly edition

    £7.99
    Muriel Spark's timeless and eternally modern novel of power and influence, brought to life for a new age of readers in a stunning dyslexia-friendly edition.

    The Royal Rebel: The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

    £6.99
    Bali Rai reimagines the astonishing life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, from her childhood surrounded by exotic animals to her inspiring activism as a suffragette in the 20th century.

    The Snake Who Came to Stay

    £6.99
    Warm and charming Little Gem bestseller, now available with full colour illustrations. A perfectly pitched story for early readers from the former Children's Laureate and master of the market. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

    The Starlight Watchmaker

    £7.99
    The clock is ticking and, with each minute that passes, the whole academy sinks deeper into danger ... Can an unlikely friendship between android and student save the day? A wildly imaginative sci-fi adventure from YA star Lauren James, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

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