Recent posts – Page 147

  • Save the Date

    On Monday October 3rd, our online book group Book Talk gets going, starting with a book discussion podcast featuring guests journalist Pauline McLean and librarian Rachel McCabe plus live twitter chat. They will be discussing The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai , so if you want to join in, the time to...

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  • Book Love

    If you're a book lover, Claire Stewart would strongly urge you to get a copy of The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, (a kidnap/roadtrip/offbeat adventure with book references galore, starring a librarian and a beleaguered wee boy). Preferably this week. Read on to find out why... What’s the best thing...

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  • Nosy Crow's Cinderella leaves Tracy 'appily ever after!

    Nosy Crow set the bar high with the Three Little Pigs app . So high, that I was both ridiculously excited and a bit nervous about their next fairy tale app – would it live up to the first one? As Nosy Crow brings us the Cinderella app , here are my thoughts. From the moment the moonlit garden title...

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  • Have fun bringing fairy stories to life!

    By making a fairytale character come alive, primary teacher Liz Wyroslawska created a whole imaginary world for her pupils to engage with. Read on to discover an approach which can be used for just about any book! Once upon a time there was a school in Bathgate, West Lothian where the teachers were...

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  • Knock knock - the power of puns

    Knock, knock. Who's there? Woo. Woo, who? Don't get so excited, it's just a joke. It may be just a joke but when a child tells you a joke then it is actually something to get excited about. It shows an important understanding of and a firm grasp on the use of language. Knock-knock jokes are a...

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  • Behind the Scenes at the New Writers Awards

    We are now open for applications for one of my favourite projects, the New Writers Awards. A great deal of my time is spent removed from the creative process, entering data into spreadsheets and writing reports, so it’s lovely to work with eight talented writers and watch them progress over a year...

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