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Recent posts by Chris Leslie

  • Pupils during Chris Riddell's Authors Live event

    How Schools Have Used our Authors Live Events to Inspire Pupils

    Authors Live is our series of digital events with top children's authors and illustrators. The events are streamed live in partnership with the BBC and recorded so you can watch again later. In this feature, find out how primary and secondary schools across the country have used these events as a launchpad to inspire pupils to read and write.

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  • Inverclyde librarian Susan Morton with pupils

    Our Top Blog Posts Celebrating School Libraries

    School libraries are inspiring places with a crucial role in raising attainment and encouraging pupils to become lifelong readers. We've gathered together a selection of our posts to show the impact that school libraries can have and provide further evidence of their importance ahead of the publication of Scotland's National School Library Strategy.

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  • An older primary pupil reading to P1 children

    Our Top Five Resources for World Storytelling Day

    Tomorrow is World Storytelling Day, the ideal time for you and your pupils to take some time to enjoy reading and listening to stories. Check out our top resources to help you do just that!

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  • A ballot box with a pupil posting their vote

    Scottish Teenage Book Prize: Voting deadline and discussion tips

    Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a great way to introduce pupils to some fantastic new Scottish titles and kick off some book-related discussion. It's nearly time to vote in this year's prize, so to help you along, we've put together a few discussion points for your final book group meetings!

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  • Bookbug, the programme mascot, with children on a running track

    BPBP: What We Love About the Nominated Titles

    Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a fantastic way to set your pupils on the path to becoming lifelong readers. It's nearly time to cast your pupils' votes, and it's free and easy to register them to do so! In this blog post, our staff talk about the things they love about the shortlisted titles, to help your discussions with pupils.

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  • A group of teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2018

    Find Out More About the Authors Behind Scotland's Top New Teen Books

    Taking part in the reading and voting for the annual Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to promote reading for pleasure to your pupils and find out about the hottest new fiction from Scottish writers. To help you find out more about the shortlisted authors, we create special videos every year to give you an insight into their books and reveal their top writing tips.

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  • Teenagers pictured with a ballot box during the Scottish Teenage Book Prize photocall

    Great Teaching Activities from our #ScotTeenBookPrize Resource

    Taking part in the reading and voting for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize can be a hugely rewarding experience for you and your pupils. The Prize affords a great opportunity to develop cross-curricular learning opportunities - find out more about how our learning resource can help you do that!

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  • Bookbug, Scottish Book Trust's Bookbug programme mascot, pictured with children on a running track

    Use Our Resources to Make the Most of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize

    Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help you make the most of the Prize - find out more in this blog post.

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  • A teacher reading Shark in the Park on a Windy Day to pupils

    Getting P1 Pupils and Parents Excited About Reading at Braehead School

    The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag is full of books and fun resources to inspire reading, writing and counting. In this blog post, find out how teacher Gillian Low used last year’s bag as the inspiration for a fantastic ‘book walk’ learning activity, enthusing parents and pupils alike!

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  • Image of teenagers in a group writing together

    Our top five writing resources

    Scottish Book Trust has a huge store of free resources created by teachers, librarians and writers. In this blog post we bring you some top picks from our store of writing resources, including two fantastic blog series and a video masterclass from a top children's writer.

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