Books to Aid Reading - Barrington Stoke (Page 2)

"Barrington Stoke specialises in 'cracking reading', publishing super-readable children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop kids getting into reading. Our first-rate short fiction brings together the very best children’s authors and illustrators in the UK with a host of unique accessibility features to offer cracking reads accessible to more children including those with dyslexia or visual stress. Barrington Stoke believes in stories. When struggling readers are hooked on a story, their reading ability actually improves, building their confidence to tackle the next book, and the next. Struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers deserve the best books available. And that's why Barrington Stoke books really work. Special editing and design processes support those with reading difficulties, but it all starts with a great story. Comedy, ghost stories, real-life drama, fascinating facts or thrilling adventure: there's a Barrington Stoke book for every child - not only those with dyslexia." Barrington Stoke have got a great website - do take a look! Included here are two excellent series - Little Gems and Conkers.

Books to Aid Reading - Barrington Stoke (Page 1)

Lark by Anthony McGowan

For 13+ Reading Age 9
This story starts off dramatically, with Nicky and Kenny lost on the hills in the snow. Following on from the three highly acclaimed earlier novellas, the boys' mum is coming to visit; the first time they've seen her in years. Unsure of how they feel, the boys have set off on a trek across the moors but things quickly go wrong with a sequence of events, leaving them in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. Tense and gripping, this is a beautifully told story and a fitting end to the sequence.

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