Helen Peters: Growing Up on a Farm
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by Barrington Stoke Team
2M ago
This month we’re delighted to be welcoming Helen Peters to our list with the adorable New Arrivals at Willow Farm!  To celebrate, Helen joins us on the blog today to share some of her stories from growing up on her own family farm … I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up on a farm, […] The post Helen Peters: Growing Up on a Farm appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Katherine Woodfine: Re-imagining Women’s History for Early Readers
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by Barrington Stoke Team
2M ago
 In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re delighted to welcome Katherine Woodfine to the blog as she shares some of the inspiration behind her brilliant historical retellings!   Sometime in late 2016, I was in my kitchen, only half-listening to a history podcast, when an anecdote about an 18th century fashion designer caught my attention. […] The post Katherine Woodfine: Re-imagining Women’s History for Early Readers appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Top Reads for Halloween from Cynthia Murphy
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by Barrington Stoke Team
6M ago
    October. What’s the first thing you think of at this time of year? Wait, let me guess. Gilmore Girls … autumn leaves … apple pie … pumpkin spice? I’ll tell you a secret – I think of all those things, too. But the very first thing I think of? Halloween. Now, because I […] The post Top Reads for Halloween from Cynthia Murphy appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Using the Young Editors Scheme
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by Barrington Stoke Team
8M ago
  HLTA and School Librarian Nicki Cleveland joins us on the blog to share her experiences using the Young Editors Scheme in her school. “Barrington Stoke Young Editors is one of the best free resources I use to encourage reading and writing for pleasure. The scheme gives children the chance to be real-life editors, scrutinising manuscripts for […] The post Using the Young Editors Scheme appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Books to keep your children reading over summer
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by holly.francis
11M ago
Our selection of summer titles are bursting with adventure, humour, animals, magic and more… The summer holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to keep your young ones entertained than with a brilliant book? What’s more, reading over the holidays helps to maintain reading proficiency and swerve the ‘summer slide’. We’ve created […] The post Books to keep your children reading over summer appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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7 books about protecting the environment
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
Books can be a wonderful way of introducing and discussing difficult real-life topics with young people, and few issues are as pressing as the colossal climate crisis now faced by our planet. From recycling to rewilding, we've picked out some of our favourite eco-fiction exploring our natural world and how we can protect it, just in time for World Environment Day on June 5th The post 7 books about protecting the environment appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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8 Ways to Help Your Child Love Reading
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by holly.francis
1y ago
Reading difficulties can be one of the struggles that children with dyslexia experience. Our guest blogger, Samantha Buttle, Head of Teaching and Learning at Dyslexia Sparks, gives her top tips for parents and carers wanting to support their child with reading for pleasure. Encouraging a love of reading, alongside appropriate support, can boost dyslexic children’s […] The post 8 Ways to Help Your Child Love Reading appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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The Power of Funny Fiction with Jenny Pearson and Ross Montgomery
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
  Here at Barrington Stoke we know the importance of valuing all kinds of books and reading. Today, we’re hearing from two of our top experts on funny fiction – bestselling authors Jenny Pearson and Ross Montgomery – about the power of funny books and what humour means to them. JENNY PEARSON “Children love humour. […] The post The Power of Funny Fiction with Jenny Pearson and Ross Montgomery appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Empathy Action Month: Book recommendations to encourage kindness in the classroom
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
Building empathy in the classroom is essential for creating a supportive learning environment for young children. It encourages pupils to put themselves in the shoes of their peers, to be more kind and considerate, a skill they will carry through life. Books are a great empathy-building tool, and Barrington Stoke is proud to be an […] The post Empathy Action Month: Book recommendations to encourage kindness in the classroom appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Top 7 books for 7 year olds
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
Fostering a love of reading at primary school is so essential for development. This is a really exciting time in children's reading journey and Barrington Stoke is here to help you through it. The post Top 7 books for 7 year olds appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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