Blog Posts tagged: Illustration

Cover of Filmish by Edward Ross

Get Your Pupils Writing Comics

Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature programme can help you fund a visit from a writer, whether you're a school, library or other community organisation. In this blog post, Doon Academy library assistant Chris Kelso tells us more about he used Live Literature to bring in graphic novelist Edward Ross for a comic writing session with pupils.

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See the Winning Book Trailers and Comic Strips from #ScotTeenBookPrize

This year, we challenged Scotland's teenagers to produce book trailers and comic strips based on the three books shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Check out this post to find out more about the winners of each competition for 2017, including comments from our panel members and resources to help you create book trailers and comic strips too.

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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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Composite image of the three shortlisted authors/illustrators for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016

How We Work: An Interview with Three Top Illustrators

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize voting is a fantastic way to get your pupils immersed in discussions about books from a young age. With three brilliant picture books on the shortlist, pupils can delight in three very different illustration styles too! Today, we're catching up with the author/illustrators on the shortlist to chat about how they approach their work.

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A teenager writing

Our Top 6 Classroom Resources for Comics and Graphic Novels

Whether they're reading them or writing them, comics and graphic novels can offer something to pupils at all ability levels. Writing a comic strip involves lots of critical thinking, and they can also offer an easier reading experience for less confident pupils to engage with. In this blog post we list our most popular resources to help you introduce graphic novels and comics into educational settings.

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Illustration of Mowgli the man-cub and Bagheera the panther

Adapting Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

Illustrator Robert Hunter tells us how he managed to work the original Jungle Book into picture book form.

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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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Author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre with a class from Drakies Primary School

The Value of Illustration at Drakies Primary School

Illustration can be a powerful tool to help pupils understand how a narrative is composed, particularly if they struggle with writing. In this blog post, Drakies Primary School describe how they set up a host of illustration activities, in the lead up to a visit from acclaimed illustrator Sarah McIntyre.

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There's a Bear on my Chair cover

How to Draw a Smug Polar Bear and an Angry Mouse!

Ross Collins, author and illustrator of the hilarious picture book 'There's a Bear on My Chair', gives his top tips for drawing his two feuding characters - a smug polar bear and a very angry mouse!

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Maggie Mayhem at the Castle

Maggie Mayhem: When and How I Write

Finally, a dog has taught her human to type up her commandments for others in How To Take Care of Your Human.

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