Book List in Order:23 titles

  • Dark dragons, ghostly bagpipers, rude goblins and sly wizards – discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland. This highly anticipated book is the latest volume of much-loved Scottish tale treasuries by Carnegie-award-winni...


  • The true story of the daring escape of Mary, Queen of Scots' from the island castle in Loch Leven is well-known throughout Scotland and the world. Multi-award-winning author Theresa Breslin, who has carefully researched Mary's life, has adapted this ...


  • Shortlisted for the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2018 Russia, 1916. Nina Ivanovna's world is in turmoil. Her only hope is to travel to St Petersburg, to escape the past and find a future. Stefan Kolodin is a medical student - young and...



  • Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies and even Loch Ness''s most famous resident - these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore.In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved An Illustrated Treasury of Scottis...


  • A thrilling, poignant story of hope and loss set during World War 1, from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin.Nobody believes in ghosts until they see one . . .The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in ac...


  • The Dragon Stoorworm was the very first, very worst dragon that ever lived. It was ginormous: almost as big as the whole of Scotland The King of Scotland called for warriors to defeat the terrible dragon and save his daughter, the Princess Gemdelov...


  • As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the jealous, manip...


  • Slithering stoorworms, mischievious brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies -- these are the creatures of Scottish folklore. Award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin has collected the best-loved tales from all over Scotland. Retelling eac...








  • Solomon is very angry—at the teachers and his father who have failed him, at the mother who has left him, and also at himself. He can't bear to be at school or at home. His refuge is one corner of the church graveyard, where nothing flourishes exce...


  • Jono didn't mean to buy an alligator. It just sort of happened. His mum's going to kill him...if the alligator doesn't get there first! This is a hilarious comedy. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers....


  • For children with a reading age of below 8, these simplified editions of popular Barrington Stoke titles can be used individually or with the standard edition in a mixed ability class. The stories are supported with more illustrations and the innovat...


  • A young man lies bleeding in the street. It could be any street, in any city. But it's not. It's Glasgow. And it's May - the marching season. The Orange Walks have begun. Graham doesn't want to be involved. He just wants to play football with his new...


  • Every dream has a Dream Master to control it. But Cy has such a vivid imagination that he has met his Dream Master and can travel with him through Time and Space to actually live his dreams. But what would happen if a character from Cy's dream decide...


  • A terrorist bomb shatters their bright, safe world of school and friends and Saturday shopping trips, and suddenly Sarah and Phil find themselves divided. Is Phil a pacifist at any price? When Sarah decides to join the Army Cadet orientation course, ...


  • During the 1930s depression in Scotland, Kezzie and her young sister Lucy are orphaned following their father's death in a pit accident. Left to live with their grandfather, they manage to survive on the little work he and Kezzie can find. But life t...


  • Saskia is intrigued by an invitation to visit her great-aunt Alessandra. She realizes how little she knows about her roots but she needs to understand the past if she is to find the direction for her future. Her great-aunt must reveal the secrets of ...


  • It’s first term at the Big School for Mary McPherson, and right from the start it looks as if her new friend, Jamie, is going to lead her astray … literally! Using a forgotten footpath on the way home, they are chased by a ferocious bull and nar...


  • It was the largest conflict the world had ever known. It covered three continents and lasted five years. Millions of soldiers returned wounded, millions more never returned at all. In the summer of 1915, in a small village in Scotland, the Great War ...


  • All that Simon really wants is a computer. However, with his father away looking for work and a new baby in the house, money is tight. One evening on his way home, Simon passes Mr Peterson’s computer shop. Everything seems normal. But when the pol...