Swan Song: Gill Lewis

Swan Song by Gill Lewis

Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior.  This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis

The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll

The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll

What an incredible little novella The Ghost Garden is in collaboration between the amazing Emma Carroll and the awesome Barrington Stoke set in the weeks leading up to the British declaration of war in 1914. Emma Carroll brings to the dyslexia friendly publishing House her unique brand of weaving historical settings with a fantastical undertow, … Continue reading The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

clever cakes Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen has revisited some ideas from his 90s collection to suit the Little Gems collection with dyslexia friendly publisher Barrington Stoke to create two cheeky short fractured fairy tales celebrating how diminutive girls can use their wits to outsmart hungry bears and grumpy kings. With fabulous illustrations from Ashley King (Littlefae recognised his work … Continue reading Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds – Guy Bass & Steve May

Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds is the latest collaboration from Barrington Stoke, books superheroes in a way because they focus on creating accessible books for those with reading difficulties especially dyslexia with a specialised font, careful structure for stamina, prudent vocabulary and cream paper. Even more so its great to see collaborations with … Continue reading Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds – Guy Bass & Steve May