The company was founded in 1997. It publishes fiction and non-fiction adapted to a reading age of 8 for reluctant, underconfident and dyslexic readers aged 9–16.
Manuscripts are adapted to a reading age of 8 in consultation with children who are reluctant readers. The books are printed on cream paper, which can make reading easier for dyslexics, and use a specially adapted font and layout, with the aim of increasing readability.
Barrington Stoke publishes well known children's authors such as Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, David Belbin, Kevin Brooks, Terry Deary, Elizabeth Kay, Michael Morpurgo, Robert Swindells and Diana Wynne Jones. Some authors better known for writing for adults also write for Barrington Stoke, including Eric Brown, Allan Guthrie, James Lovegrove and Gwyneth Jones writing as Ann Halam.
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