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Houston, we have some books! It’s been fifty years since Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and a giant leap for mankind on 20th July 1969, as he and Buzz Aldrin landed the first human-manned spacecraft on the moon. To celebrate and to tie in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Space […]

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Summer is here and along with it come our exciting new July titles! This month, we’ve got some perfect books to lose yourself in when it inevitably pours down outside: swashbuckling adventures, brave individuals speaking out, and even an alternate android universe! Thieves, greedy pirates and mischief-makers are no match for Molly Rogers! When Molly […]

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We are delighted to announce the results of our Owen and the Soldier poetry competition! We received over 50 brilliant entries from primary school students across the UK and were blown away by the talent – we and Lisa Thompson had a tough time judging! Thank you so much to every school and pupil who […]

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We’re moving a lot this month with our stack of new June titles. Whether it’s training for an action-packed rugby championship, battling through a sinister virtual reality thriller, racing to the finish line on Sports Day, cycling around the block on a paper round, or even moving a crowd through the power of poetry, our […]

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Today we’re celebrating Empathy Day 2019! We know there’s no better way to begin building empathy than by reading and sharing diverse stories, and this year we’re especially proud to have four titles included in Empathy Lab’s brilliant #ReadforEmpathy Guides. These four books cover a wide variety of subjects but all of them offer a […]

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It’s already been quite the year for teen fiction here at Barrington Stoke with the mesmerizing talents of Anthony McGowan, Tanya Landman, Mal Peet, Keren David, and Siobhan Dowd kicking-off our year with a bang! As we step into summer, we’ve got even more star-power to add to your reading list and — lucky for […]

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This week on the blog we’re joined by the one and only Phil Earle as he shares with us the very special inspiration behind his Little Gems The Unlucky Eleven and SuperDad’s Day Off. For the first six years of his life, only one thing mattered to our Stanley – Superheroes. Wherever he went, he […]

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The sun is finally shining and our new May titles are here as the perfect accompaniment to a sunbathing session! This month we’re sure you’ll find your next brilliant read with books featuring everything from baking disasters and heroic dogs, to a very unlucky football team and a poignant tale of love … Ridiculous injuries […]

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2019 may be the Year of the Pig but this month at Barrington Stoke we’re spotlighting man’s best friend, as we publish D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer and McTavish Takes the Biscuit by Meg Rosoff! While both books are entirely different, they have our canine companions at their heart and both are a glorious celebration […]

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To celebrate the upcoming publication of Lisa Thompson’s debut Barrington Stoke title, Owen and the Soldier, we are launching a competition encouraging primary-school-age children to pen a poem! In Owen and the Soldier, Owen and his mum are struggling and finding it difficult to ask for help. Owen feels very alone but finds comfort in […]

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