Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Children's Books to Read During Book Week Scotland

Right in the thick of the Book Week Scotland action, our Schools team have put their heads together to give you some fantastic book recommendations for children. These books are absolutely, 100% guaranteed to make children not want an Xbox for Christmas (note: no they're not).

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Eoin Colfer on Imaginary Fred and Picture Books

We're terribly excited that Eoin Colfer, author of the stupendous Artemis Fowl series, has teamed up with beloved illustrator Oliver Jeffers to produce Imaginary Fred, a picture book about companionship. We caught up with Eoin to ask him more about the book and his opinions on the power of picture books.

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YA Books to Read During Book Week Scotland

The YA train is showing no signs of slowing down, and we're on hand to give you our recommendations just in time for Book Week Scotland! From funny to terrifying and everything in between, make sure you get at least one of these on your bookshelves in the coming months.

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How to Zombify a Duck

Elys Dolan uncovers the classic horror movies which reappear as farm animals in her new picture book, The Mystery of the Haunted Farm. From Count Donkula to zombie ducks, you definitely wouldn't want to bother this livestock.

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Celebrate 200 issues of The Phoenix comic

The Phoenix comic has captured the imagination of 6-12 year olds across the UK, and is a fantastic educational resource too. Editor Tom Fickling introduces the comic and six of its action-packed storylines in this blog!

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Why children's horror gives adults nightmares

Horror for younger readers can't be all that scary, can it? Nicole Brandon argues that entirely the opposite is true, and passes on some fantastic book recommendations for younger readers looking for their fill of chill.

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Sibeal Pounder, author of Witch Wars and Witch Switch

Sibéal Pounder's Top 10 Witches in Children's Fiction

From the comically inept to the truly terrifying, children's books have seen a host of broomstick-wielding miscreants. To celebrate her newly published book, Witch Switch, Sibeal Pounder gives us ten of the best witches you'll find in the world of children's literature!

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October 2015: A Month in Books

October 2015: A Month in Books

As the nights start to draw in, we celebrate the best way we know how: by curling up with a book. Read our preview of the best new releases, book festivals and film adaptations out in October.

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The Best Teen and Children's Fiction We've Read This Summer

Our schools team have had their heads buried in some fantastic fiction over the summer. Find out what's been top of our reading lists!

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A Novel Way to Take Part in Book Awards

Taylor High librarian Cathy MacIntyre found that taking part in a book awards was the perfect way to get older pupils into the library. Find out more about Cathy's experience, including some invaluable pointers to help you have a go yourself!

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