Teachers & Librarians

Jean Menzies

Jean Menzies - 5 Books That Spoke to Me as a Teenager

Jean Menzies is a hugely popular book vlogger and will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Jean to share some of the books that really spoke to her as a teenager.

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

The team at CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland: Our Services for Learners with Additional Support Needs

Looking to find out more about using technology to support pupils with communication difficulties? CALL Scotland are the leading experts in the country, providing a range of services including training and equipment loans. CALL's Allan Wilson tells us more in this blog post.

Continue reading

A classroom wall with Scots words displayed

The impact of Scots in Curriculum for Excellence: new report published

There has been lots of advocacy for the place of the Scots language within the curriculum, and plenty of anecdotal evidence for its benefits. Now, teacher Laura Green's research provides a robust evaluation of the use of Scots in classrooms. We caught up with Laura to discuss her report's findings.

Continue reading

Non Pratt

5 Books that Capture Teens Perfectly

Non Pratt will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Non to recommend some books that offer authentic and convincing representations of teenagers.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess: The Books I Loved as a Teenager

Melvin Burgess will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Melvin to share some of the books that really resonated with him as a teenager.

Continue reading

Two illustrated panels of a student's comic

How Forfar Academy Created Comics and Book Trailers for #ScotTeenBookPrize

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to enthuse pupils about reading. Every year, we run two competitions to enhance the fun: a graphic novel competition and a book trailer competition. In this blog post, Shona Page and Janet Spence of Forfar Academy explain how they approached both competitions.

Continue reading

P1 pupils receiving Bookbug P1 Family Bag

#BookbugPrize in Renfrewshire: Gifting and Voting

Andrew Givan shares how Renfrewshire libraries approach the Bookbug P1 Bag gifting and Bookbug Picture Book Prize voting to make sure that as many children as possible get to make their voice heard and become active, long-term members of their local library.

Continue reading

One of the symbol sheet resources being used with a GoTalk 9+ communication device

Help Pupils with Additional Support Needs Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and/or the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to encourage your pupils to become lifelong readers! To help pupils with ASN read and discuss the shortlisted books, CALL Scotland produce fabulous resources every year. Find out more about these resources in this blog post.

Continue reading

Pages