Blog Posts tagged: P1-3

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Books Versus Apps - Is It Really a Competition?

Many people wonder if apps signal the decline of the print book, but as school libraries and technology consultant Bev Humphrey explains, the best apps aren't designed to do the same job as books. Read on to get Bev's top recommendations for an 'appy reading experience (sorry).

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Eoin Colfer on Imaginary Fred and Picture Books

We're terribly excited that Eoin Colfer, author of the stupendous Artemis Fowl series, has teamed up with beloved illustrator Oliver Jeffers to produce Imaginary Fred, a picture book about companionship. We caught up with Eoin to ask him more about the book and his opinions on the power of picture books.

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7 Fantastic Performances of Children's Poems on YouTube

Poetry is meant to be heard, right? So there's arguably no better place than YouTube to make your poetic discoveries, and there are plenty of performances out there to help you show your pupils how much fun poetry can be. Here are some top renditions of poems for younger children, hand picked by Scottish Book Trust!

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Cover of The Haunted Farm by Elys Dolan

How to Zombify a Duck

Elys Dolan uncovers the classic horror movies which reappear as farm animals in her new picture book, The Mystery of the Haunted Farm. From Count Donkula to zombie ducks, you definitely wouldn't want to bother this livestock.

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Primary 1 children re-telling What the Ladybird Heard

Wardie Tells a Story: Building Storytelling Skills

Wardie Primary School discovered the power of storytelling to help even struggling writers come up with quirky and fun tales. Teacher Aurelie Norman tells us more about the innovative practice going on during the school's fortnight-long storytelling focus!

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SCBA: How Will You Read the Shortlisted Books?

Discover six tips to inspire your reading progress during Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016.

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Pupils from New Abbey Primary School at the Waterloo Celebration event

Words for Waterloo: A Collaborative Poem by New Abbey Pupils

Poetry and history collide in one Live Literature-supported project, in which poet Hugh Dryden helped New Abbey Primary School pupils compose a poem to celebrate the Waterloo Monument.

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Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

From bottoms-and-pants silliness to more subtle humour, picture books are a joyous source of laughs. Here are 5 of our favourite moments

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Vivian French at Oasis Academy Short Heath

Everyone is a Writer! Creating a Reading Culture at Oasis Academy Short Heath

A class teacher at Oasis Academy Short Heath, describes how a visit from Vivian French as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour inspired pupils from Reception to Y6 to read and write stories!

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Chae Strathie at Authors Live

Authors Live: Bedtime Songs and Stories with Chae Strathie

Five highlights from Chae Strathie's Author's Live event

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