Barrington Stoke is an award-winning,
independent publisher, and the market leader for struggling,
reluctant and dyslexic readers. The company was founded by Patience
Thomson and Lucy Juckes, a mother and daughter-in-law team with
personal experience of the way that dyslexia can lock children out
of the world of books and reading. Together they came up with the
idea of books that would open the door to more young people and
Barrington Stoke was born. They developed a dyslexia-friendly font,
pioneered the use of tinted paper and began to commission short,
achievable books from an amazing range of authors including Michael
Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman.
More than twenty years on we're still flying the flag for
super-readable books .
We're here for the children with dyslexia who struggle with
bright white or see-through paper.
We're here for those who haven't built up the reading stamina
yet to manage complex language structures and non-linear plots. And
of course we're here for the kids who love their Playstation, their
friends or football more than reading and really don't want to sit
down to seven hundred pages. Sometimes we don't want to either.
Our books have won numerous prizes over the years, and we have
also won many awards as a company, including the Children's
Publisher of the Year and the Alison Morrison Diversity Award at
the IPG awards, where judges praised our 'outstanding commitment to
children who have dyslexia or find reading difficult'.
People: Jane Walker (Sales & Marketing
Director); Anne Mather (Finance & Operations Director); Ailsa
Bathgate (Editorial Director); Kirstin Lamb (Senior PR & Rights
Address: 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3
Tel: 0131 225 4113
Fax: 0131 225 4140
Distributor: Grantham Book Services Ltd, Trent
Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7XQ
Tel: +44 (0)1476 541000
Fax: +44 (0)1476 541060