Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Cornelia Funke

An Interview with Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed author of the Inkheart trilogy, as well as a host of celebrated titles for children. She's also a fascinating character, drawing on many different literary influences and interested in a wide range of historical settings which feed into her writing.

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Our Top Five Learning Resources for Hallowe'en

It's Hallowe'en, that time of year when we indulge the peculiar human desire to be frightened. We've got all the learning resources, book lists and blog posts you need to deliver an appropriate and safe amount of fright for your pupils.

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Author Deborah Malcolm pictured with her cat

Meh: A Picture Book About Depression for Children

Deborah Malcolm's wordless picture book 'Meh' is a thoughtful and touching look at what it feels like to be sad all the time. In this interview we talk to Deborah about how the book came to be, as well as how her illustration and storytelling style has developed.

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Natasha Farrant

Five Minor Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books

Don't we all wonder what was really going through Mr Collins's head during Pride and Prejudice? Or how Sonya felt about being spurned in War and Peace? These are just two characters Natasha Farrant wishes could have their own spin-offs.

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Baby and mum with lift-the-flap book

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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