Scottish Book Trust

Wordless picture books can provide a fascinating, inclusive and yet challenging reading experience for adults and children alike. In this resource you can find out how to approach wordless picture books in the classroom and library.

The Tweed Reads Schools project aims to inspire primary pupils to read by positioning secondary pupils as reading role models. Watch the video to find out how Peebles High School pupils have been planning and delivering lessons in cluster primary schools designed to enthuse their primary peers about reading!

The Tweed Reads project aims to inspire pupils in the Tweeddale area to read through a variety of innovative approaches. Watch the video to pick up some ideas to inspire a love of reading in your school!

The Tweed Reads project is an innovative approach to getting pupils across a whole community reading for pleasure. Check out the case study to find out how Peebles High School are leading the efforts to raise the profile of reading in the Tweeddale area!

Ainsley Rogers, Primary 4 class teacher from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow, took part in our Schools Champion programme in 2017. Inspired by Nicola Davies' Authors Live event, Ainsley's class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

Ciaran Murtagh, author and screenwriter, gives his top tips on writing for the screen. Ciaran has written for some of our best-loved TV shows, including Dangermouse, Mr. Bean, The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep.

Scottish writer John Fardell has proved a firm favourite with young readers ever since The 7 Professors of the Far North was published in 2004! His picture books, Manfred the Baddie and The Day Louis Got Eaten, were voted by children as Scotland's favourite picture books in 2009 and 2012. This resource will help you explore these two books, plus two of John's chapter books, in the classroom.

Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon Interview

Age: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Format: Video
Authors: Liz Pichon

The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon has enjoyed phenomenal success since the first book arrived in 2011. In this interview, Liz talks about the latest book in the series and her journey towards becoming a published author in spite of her dyslexia.

Using accessible versions of picture books can help pupils with a print disability to enjoy stories. Additionally, using symbolised sheets can help them participate in the story as well as discuss it afterwards. In this video, Joanna Courtney of CALL Scotland shows how accessible sheets and symbolised resources can be used with a group of pupils from Braidburn School.

Deanna Rodger is one of the most acclaimed spoken word artists on the UK scene, and her work covers a lot of important ground including national identity and technology. This resource will give you some different ideas to explore Deanna's poems and get your pupils writing some of their own.