Barrington Stoke's 10th Anniversary

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Authors and illustrators assembling in the courtyard of the Oktober gallery for a group photo, at Barrington Stoke's 10th birthday celebrations last night.
More photos to follow.

Barrington Stoke's mission is to help children enjoy reading.

For a decade Barrington Stoke has published accessible and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book.

The stories are by some of the best children's authors working today. Each book is read before publication by struggling readers of the right age, so that the final book is both accessible and a good read. There's nothing on the stylish covers (especially in recent years) to suggest that the books are for less fluent readers.

So it isn't surprising that top authors and artists mingled with consultants (readers who had worked on their books) at the 10th birthday celebrations.

Sonia Raphael, Managing Director spoke about the many touching letters they received form parents, teachers and children telling them how finding Barrington Stoke had made a difference to their lives.

"From the mother who wrote in with such glee that she had just had to tell her son off for reading under the covers with a torch, she never thought she would ever see him reading a book let alone when he shouldn't have been .. . To the 15 year old who wrote 'this is the best book I have ever read - in fact it is the only book I have ever read by myself.'... We are so privileged to be able to make such a difference and whilst we know Barrington Stoke is special, we have only been successful because of all the people who have believed in and supported what we were trying to do."

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