Blog Posts tagged: Illustration

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Learning Words and Loving Pictures

Tracy Cooper asks whether word learning should be the primary goal of reading with children

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Our Author Visit: David Litchfield

In April 2017, author and illustrator David Litchfield visited schools in Stirling. Students at Strathblane Primary School used the visit to inspire their own creative writing.

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Teen participants listening to a speaker at StoryCon

StoryCon, the Free Creative Conference for Teens, is Back!

StoryCon, Scotland's biggest creative writing & illustration get-together for 13 - 19 year olds, is back for summer 2017. Learn more and book your place!

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Children's illustrator Frank Rodgers

Drawing Tips from a Children's Illustrator

Children's illustrator Frank Rodgers has just launched an exciting new YouTube channel with free illustrations classes for children and adults.Here, Frank tells us more about the channel, and gives five top tips to get you started in illustration activities.

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Exploring the Stories of Refugees Through Art and Drama

Find out how Greenfaulds High School used Alpha, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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Getting Started as a Writer: Chris Kelso Shares His Tips

Scottish writer, illustrator, editor and journalist Chris Kelso shares tips for writers who're just getting started.

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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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