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Some Little Gems!

Barrington Stoke calls itself the “home of super-readable books”, and we absolutely agree! They are best known as publishers of dyslexia-friendly books and all their books are designed to help struggling readers, with features such as tinted pages to reduce visual stress, a special font that helps prevent people with dyslexia confusing letter shapes, and word and page spacing to help minimise blurring and confusion. However, their books are absolutely not only for children with dyslexia!…

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Spotlight On: Jeanne Willis

When thinking about the most memorable picture books both from my childhood and in recent years, one name crops up regularly on my list of favourite authors: Jeanne Willis. Characterised by her wry humour, ability to subvert stereotypes and conventions, expert use of rhyme and meter, and willingness to explore difficult topics in a way that children can understand and relate to, her books continue to be firm favourites with children, parents and teachers alike. Here’s our ‘Spotlight On’…

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