Blog Posts tagged: creating a reading culture

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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Pupils dressed as zombies - image by Peter Sandground

Check out our Reading Dares Resource for Schools and Libraries

A fantastic resource for Book Week Scotland and beyond! Schools and libraries can get young people involved in our Reading Dares campaign with this lesson plan and resource.

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What are schools and libraries up to for Book Week Scotland 2016?

It's easy to take part in Book Week Scotland, whether you're a primary or secondary school or in a public library. We've gathered some fun and inspiring examples of plans from practitioners around the country. You're sure to find something here you can try during Book Week Scotland or throughout the whole year!

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Author and Illustrator Chris Riddell with pupils from East Plean Primary School

Creating a Story World at East Plean Primary School

In September 2016, award-winning illustrator and current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in Scotland with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Flora McMaster, class teacher at East Plean Primary School, Stirling, was hopeful Chris’s visit would spark an explosion of artistic creativity beyond anything they had seen before.

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Our Most Popular Learning Resources of 2016

Did you know we have an extensive selection of resources created by teachers and librarians? Find out which ones are most popular.

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Teenage pupils at Jackie Kay's Authors Live event

How to Prepare for Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is just one week, but the work you do around creating a reading culture can lay the foundations for years of success in engaging pupils with reading. In this blog post, we outline some quick and easy first steps that schools can take not only to make Book Week Scotland a success, but to create a sustained reading culture in school.

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Welcome to Primary 1: A transition project inspired by Ed Vere's Authors Live

At Lochnell Primary School in Argyll pupils in nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 have all been taking part in a brilliant transition project inspired Ed Vere’s Authors Live. Joy Cameron, P1/2 teacher at Lochnell Primary, shares the brilliant, bookish activities which she ran in her classroom to welcome the new P1 pupils into the school.

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