Teachers & Librarians

Lucinda Hare

The magic of imagination and why it’s important

Lucinda Hare is the author of the Dragonsdome Chronicles, and a passionate advocate for the benefits of creativity and imagination. In this blog post she explains why she believes space needs to be made in schools to nurture pupils' imagination.

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What makes a children's book funny?

The Laugh Out Loud awards celebrate the funniest children's books of the year, and your class can get involved by reading and voting for their favourite. In this blog post we caught up with some of the shortlisted authors to find out what they think makes for a funny book!

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75% of a Poem

Keith Gray explores the current approach to creative writing in schools. Keith is currently on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book tour enthusing pupils in Lincolnshire on reading and writing for pleasure.

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Read, Write, Count case study: How to create a great bag gifting event

Hints and tips for planning a Read, Write, Count bag gifting event.

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Championing Pupil Voices

Find ideas to help you champion student voice and create more opportunities for pupil leadership around reading.

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Book of the Month: Spectre Collectors A New York Nightmare

Win a copy of this hilarious book about a teenage boy and his ghostly friend.

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She is Fierce: brave, bold and beautiful poems by women

In this blog to celebrate National Poetry Day, Ana Sampson describes the selection process behind her latest collection She is Fierce.

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Accessible Reading: Using an Android device to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland explores the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Accessible Reading: Using an iPad to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland shares the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Create your own Horrible History

Carolyn Alexander from Burgh Primary School in Glasgow explains how she used an Authors Live event to inspire pupils to write and illustrate their own Horrible Histories booklets

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