The Power of Funny Fiction with Jenny Pearson and Ross Montgomery
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by Barrington Stoke Team
2d 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
4M 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
4M 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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David Long remembers the wonders of the Tutankhamun exhibition
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by Barrington Stoke Team
5M ago
On the 4th November 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered a set of stone steps that led to the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. To mark the centenary of this momentous moment in history and also celebrate National Non-Fiction November, today on the blog we’re joined by award-winning author David Long as he reflects on the […] The post David Long remembers the wonders of the Tutankhamun exhibition appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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The Battle of Cable Street
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by Barrington Stoke Team
6M ago
Eighty-six years ago, on the 4th October 1936, the residents of Stepney rose up against Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists in what would be known as the Battle of Cable Street. Today on the blog we’re joined by multi-award-winning author Tanya Landman as she reflects on the history that inspired her novel, […] The post The Battle of Cable Street appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Having a laugh: why humour could be the key to unlocking a love of reading
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by Barrington Stoke Team
9M ago
  Thanks to Nikki Gamble, director of Just Imagine, for this article all about the importance of humour. As a former teacher and university lecturer, she has over 35 years of experience of working in schools and is a passionate advocate for children’s books and the role of quality literature in reading. Comedy has the […] The post Having a laugh: why humour could be the key to unlocking a love of reading appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Writing Wrath with Marcus Sedgwick
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by Barrington Stoke Team
10M ago
Multi-award-winning and bestselling author Marcus Sedgwick join us to share a little more about the inspiration for his latest novella Wrath. I increasingly find myself to be alarmingly free of certainty. I’m not sure I started out with so very much, as a child, but I know I had some. There may have been times […] The post Writing Wrath with Marcus Sedgwick appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Meet the Illustrator – Rebecca Cobb
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
Today on the blog, award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb joins us for a Q&A to celebrate the publication of her latest book Elisabeth and the Box of Colours by Katherine Woodfine. Tell us about the book which most inspired you to become an illustrator as a child?  I have always loved books and when I was little I […] The post Meet the Illustrator – Rebecca Cobb appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Join a Teacher & Librarian Focus Group
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
We want to help every child become a reader by publishing high-quality, accessible books. Help us to understand how our books can best support your young readers by attending an online focus group for teachers and librarians this term. Every attendee will receive a £25 Barrington Stoke voucher and a £15 Marks & Spencer voucher. […] The post Join a Teacher & Librarian Focus Group appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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Top Summer Reads!
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by Barrington Stoke Team
1y ago
Summer has arrived and there’s no better time to pick up a great book! It shouldn’t be a surprise that we love short-reads all year round but we think they’re particularly fantastic for building reading for pleasure and keeping young readers engaged over the summer holidays. Luckily, we’re offering 20% off all web orders until […] The post Top Summer Reads! appeared first on Barrington Stoke ..read more
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