Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We Read in March 2017

Our Schools team are never far away from new and exciting fiction for children and teenagers. This month, we tell you about a hilarious new comic, some hard-hitting fiction based on the Syrian refugee crisis and an absorbing new non-fiction title from Nicola Davies, as well as a genuinely original dystopian concept from Catherine Fisher.

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My top 5 Sherlock Holmes stories

Robert J. Harris is the author of the fantastic new Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries. Given his love for all things Holmes, we thought we'd ask him for his top five tales featuring the great detective!

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The Best Teen Books We Read in February 2017

There are some great new releases that we've been dying to tell you about. Check out our monthly recommendations blog to find out about four fantastic titles!

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21 Children's Books You Need to Read, as Chosen by Pupils

Primary 6 pupils at Comely Park primary school in Falkirk have been busy reading a whole host of fantastic new books, and they want you to know what their favourites are! Check out what books made it onto their essential reading list and what they had to say about them.

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A map, drawn by illustrator Thomas Flintham, from Abi's latest book The Night Spinner

Abi Elphinstone: How Scottish Childhood Landscapes Inspired The Night Spinner

Abi Elphinstone is one of the most exciting children's writers to appear on the scene in the past few years. In this blog post, find out how the Scottish landscapes of her childhood helped to shape the locations in her latest novel, The Night Spinner. Also, there's a chance for Abi fans to win a specially designed Night Spinner pillowcase!

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Portraying Disability in Children's Fiction

Last March, author Nicola Davies wrote about the struggle to publish her book, Perfect, which tells the story of a boy and his new baby sister who is born with a disability. Nicola hoped that the book would form part of a drive to talk about disability more openly. In this blog post, she tells us how the book has been received by readers.

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We've Read in January 2017

Our Schools team present their pick of teens', children's and picture books to brighten up your January!

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Verna Wilkins: How Children Helped Me Write a Multicultural Book

Verna Wilkins and Karen Littlewood's new picture book, A Visit to City Farm, is characterised by 'unselfconscious inclusion', where diversity is simply a feature of the story rather than taking centre stage. As Verna explains in this interview, this approach reflects reality and presents children with a world they recognise.

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Christmas Presents Wrapped Up!

Still need a present for a book-y person in your life? We've got it all wrapped up with celebrity book recommendations...

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10 Fascinating Books for Teachers and Librarians About Reading

The market is saturated with books telling you how to teach - but in this blog post, literacy consultant Bill Boyd gives you something a bit different! Rooted in the belief that all teachers can reap rewards from a love of reading, Bill suggests ten books to help you think more deeply about the world of story and humans' interaction with it.

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