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Author, environmental campaigner and education specialist Christiane Dorion shares her top tips for introducing scientific concepts in your classroom and igniting children's curiosity about the world around us.

Find out how Lesley Glasgow, teacher at Hilton Primary School in Inverness, used Liz Pichon's hugely popular Tom Gates series as inspiration for a brilliant cross-curricular project.

Find out how Jennifer Horan, Network Librarian at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire, used Jackie Kay's Authors Live broadcast as inspiration for a brilliant performance poetry project with her young writers group.

Read this case study from primary and secondary schools about how Steve Cole's books were used to excite pupils about reading and inspire a host of cross-curricular activities!

Read this fantastic case study about how two teachers used the poetry of James Carter to inspire large-scale creativity!

In November 2014 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited secondary schools in Falkirk, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire with the brilliant author Phil Earle.

Get inspired by these fantastic projects from Kyle Academy, Kilmarnock Acadmey, Graeme High School and St. Mungo's High School, watch Phil's top tips for writing great dialogue, and take a look at learning resources designed to help you explore Phil's books with your pupils.

Find out how Wardie Primary School used our Authors Live: Storytelling Relay event as the launchpad for a fabulous project looking at the Commonwealth through storytelling.

In September 2014 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited primary schools in Argyll & Bute with the fantastic zoologist and children's author Nicola Davies.
Find out how Laura Reynolds, teacher at Rothesay Primary School, created a fantastic cross-curricular project involving poetry, art, nature and music inspired by Nicola's book "The Promise", and how Linda Mollins, librarian at Kirn Primary School, used Nicola's visit to get the whole school talking about books with a very special Book Bag.

In January 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited Primary Schools in Birmingham with the wonderful author Vivian French. Find out how Vivian's visit to Oasis Academy Short Heath got the whole school buzzing about books and inspired children from Reception to Y6 to write their own stories.

In May 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited Orkney and Shetland with Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown. Get inspired by teachers at Aith Junior High School in Shetland, who created fantastic cross-curricular projects to enthuse thier pupils about history and link Martin's visit to their class topics.