Expressive arts

Ideas to introduce poetry to P4-7 pupils in an exciting and creative way.

This resource has been designed to help teachers and librarians use the three shortlisted books to inspire cross-curricular learning activities. You'll also find some great song and rhyme suggestions for each book, and a book list related to each title.

These resource sheets are designed for early years staff to support the Bookbug Explorer Bag. We hope that the resource sheets for each of the books will provide inspiration for cross-curricular learning activities. 

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize can help you inspire pupils to read for pleasure, and this resource will help you plan fun, cross-curricular activities based on the books. Whether you're looking for activities to do in library book groups or in the classroom, we hope there's something for you here!

Watch Julia Donaldson in this interview with VOMO Radio and find answers to all those questions you have always wanted to ask Julia: What is the favourite character you have created and why? What is your proudest moment as an author? How does th

Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour, we have asked our author's about life on tour!

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

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