Learning Resources

Case Study Package: Creating a Story World

In September 2016 author, illustrator and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in East Renfrewshire, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen and Abderdeenshire on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

As the Children's Laureate for 2015-17, Chris Riddell has been tasked with inspiring children to read and draw. Chris draws in his notebooks everywhere he goes, drawing people on trains, dragons on shop walls and even in the margins of books he would like to illustrate! His obsession with drawing is infectious, find out how his visit inspired East Plean Primary School to create their own maps and story world based Chris Riddell's The Edge Chronicles.

You can also discover learning resources inspired by Chris' books and explore illustration, watch Chris share his Three Ws for Starting Stories and watch his brilliant Author's Live Illustration Slam!

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Case Study: Creating a Story World

Video: The Three Ws for Starting Stories

Video: Authors Live Illustration Slam

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Learning Resources: Using Illustration as a Stimulus for Writing

Learning Resources: Having Fun with Illustration

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