Blog Posts tagged: creating a reading culture

A book case in the library at Craigentinny Primary School

9 Children's and Teen Books You Need to Read, as Chosen by Craigentinny Pupils

In the latest blog post in our Pupils Recommend series, young readers at Craigentinny Primary School tell us about the titles that have gone down a storm in their school.

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A group of secondary pupils gathered around author David Almond

How Boys and Girls Differ as Readers

Do boys and girls differ in their reading skills, reading motivation and reading activities? And to what extent can we draw broad conclusions about a complex and nuanced subject such as gender differences in reading? Literacy researcher Dr Sarah McGeown reveals some interesting research findings.

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A group of upper primary boys crowding round some comic books

How to Motivate Pupils to Read for Pleasure

Encouraging pupils to read can be challenging, but Dr Sarah McGeown has researched children's reading motivation and engagement extensively and is on hand to share some top tips for inspiring pupils to pick up a book.

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Anna Grant with six P7 librarians

Appointing P7 Librarians at Craigentinny Primary School

Giving pupils ownership and a voice is one of the most powerful ways to create a reading culture in school. In this blog post, trainee teacher Anna Grant describes how Craigentinny Primary School turned around their ailing library by appointing P7 librarians.

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13 Books You Need to Read, Chosen by Forfar Academy Pupils

In the second of our pupil recommendation blogs, Forfar Academy step up to the plate. Read on for a diverse range of recommendations from fantasy to horror and mystery, as well as a golden oldie!

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Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley: Burning Questions About Reading for Pleasure in Schools

How much influence can a school have in a child's reading choices? How do you persuade children to read more widely? And why do pupils who don't like reading still enjoy hearing a story? Andrew Beasley, primary teacher and author of the fantastic new S.C.R.E.A.M series, answers these questions and more in our interview.

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Celebrating the Bookbug Picture Book Prize: A Bedtime Stories Project at Troon Primary School

Troon Primary School were our Champion School for the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Here Aileen Roan, Depute Head Teacher at Troon Primary, shares all of the brilliant activities which they did around the prize to get their whole school community buzzing about books.

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Authors Julia Donaldson with a puppet of her character the Singing Mermaid

Our Top Five Learning Resources for World Book Day 2017

Every year, children across the UK receive £1 book tokens as part of World Book Day, which they can exchange for any one of ten specially chosen titles. We've got some fabulous resources for five of the authors on the list!

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Harry Potter Book Night: Our Favorite Hogwarts Professors

Bloomsbury publishing are once again running Harry Potter Book Night on 2 February 2017. This year's theme is 'The Professors of Hogwarts', so we thought we'd nominate a few of our favourite professors, as well as telling you all about the fantastic resources and opportunities offered by Bloomsbury to help you celebrate! Plus, we've got a chance for you to win some fabulous Harry Potter goodies...

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A display of crime books in a library

How to Get People Through the Library Door

Some people feel that libraries aren't for them, and others just never really think of visiting. But those first steps through the door could be the beginning of a journey towards a love of reading - and with a bit of effort you can make your library an inviting place for anyone. In this blog post, literacy consultant and former school librarian Bev Humprhey gives her top tips to get some footfall in your library.

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