Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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Is Word Learning the Reason We Read to Children?

Bookbug's Tracy Cooper discusses how misleading research can impact on our choice of books

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty's Top Mythical Monsters

Shane Hegarty's Darkmouth series is a rollicking good fun fantasy adventure filled with monsters of many types! To mark our upcoming event with Shane, we asked him for his five favourite mythical beasts.

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Britta Teckentrup

This month we shine the spotlight on the wonderful Britta Teckentrup, author and illustrator of over 70 children's picture books.

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We've Read This Summer

It's time again for our quarterly roundup of all the wonderful stuff we've been reading!

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Five Facts You Might Not Know About Roald Dahl's Stories

On Thursday 15 September we'll be holding a special digital Authors Live event with Matthew Fitt, who has translated some of Road Dahl's best loved books into Scots! To celebrate this upcoming event, we have Stella Caldwell, author of the fantastic new book The Gloriumptious World of Roald Dahl, on hand to talk about delving into the Dahl world.

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STBP Shortlisted Authors

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017: Meet the Authors

Today we announce the launch of our new project for secondary schools, The Scottish Teenage Book Prize! Here we meet the three shortlisted authors and find out about the books teens will be reading and voting on.

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The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017: Meet the Authors

Today we celebrate the launch of our brand new Bookbug Picture Book Prize, inviting children across Scotland to vote for their favourite book from the shortlist. What better way to kick off than by introducing the authors and getting the chance to watch them read their books in full?

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Sea Otters on the cover of Together by Emma Dodd

Bookbug Book of the Month: Together by Emma Dodd

Win a copy of Together, a beautiful story of a sea otter who spends a day learning and playing with his mummy

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Five Picture Books Which Would End In Disaster

There's a reason why people read children picture books and don't show them, say, David Cronenberg films: it's because picture books are generally nice, and Cronenberg movies are decapitation-heavy. And yet, picture books assume the very best about human beings and the animal kingdom, as well as disregarding the caprice of Mother Nature. So which picture books would end bloodiest? Let's find out...

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Pug on the front cover of I will love you anyway

Bookbug Book of the Month: I Will Love You Anyway by Mick and Chloë Inkpen

Win a copy of I Will Love You Anyway, a charming story about a badly behaved dog and the one person he can count on.

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