Teachers & Librarians

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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Great Gifting Ideas for the Bookbug P1 Family Bag

Every year during Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust sends the Bookbug P1 Family Bag to every P1 child in Scotland. Here teachers from three schools who took part last year tells us about how they made gifting the packs a special occasion

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Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019: Accessible books and symbol resources

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 children with communication difficulties explore the books - find out more in this blog post.

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Reading Force: How Shared Reading Can Keep Armed Forces Families Close and Connected

Fiona Maxwell explains how Reading Force has supported Service families to spend quality time together through sharing books for pleasure.

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Colin MacIntyre: Writing My First Picture Book

Musician and author Colin MacIntyre turns his hand to children's fiction in The Humdrum Drum. Hear from him how he came to write his first children's story, from the initial idea to finding a publisher, illustrator and his exciting launch event.

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Alan Dapre: Tips for Creating Characters

Porridge the Tartan Cat is back with a 6th book in the series. To celebrate, we asked the book's author, Alan Dapre, to share his top tips to help young writers create believable characters for stories!

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Journeys with Julia: Interdisciplinary Learning at Castleview School

Castleview School in Stirling were our Schools Champions for Julia Donaldson's recent Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. Inspired by Julia's books, the classes explored the theme of 'Journeys' through fantastic, cross-curricular projects!

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How Reading Can Make You a Better Footballer

Danny Scott is the author of the Scotland Stars FC series and a keen watcher and player of the beautiful game. Ahead of the World Cup, Danny gives aspiring young footballers some insight into how reading can help them develop their skills on the pitch.

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The Great Rebel Booklist!

As part of our annual campaign to get Scotland writing, we are asking primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal or collaborative writing inspired by the 2018 theme Rebel. To get your pupils inspired to participate in our writing campaign, why not explore rebels and rebellion by reading one of the books below with your class, specially selected by Jim Taylor from Lighthouse, Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop?

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