Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Dad and children reading outside

10 Summer Reads for Little Ones

Parents and carers from across Scotland share their little one's favourite picture books

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Alan Windram, founder of Little Door Books

How Little Door Books are Helping Emerging Illustrators

Little Door Books is a new Scottish publisher aiming to help develop new illustration talent by pairing emerging illustrators with established authors. In this interview, founder Alan Windram tells us more about Little Door's approach and introduces us to some of their upcoming titles and projects.

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Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron: My journey as an LGBTQ+ reader and writer

Sophie Cameron's debut novel Out of the Blue represents an exciting new direction for LGBTQ+ fiction, where the characters' sexuality isn't the main focus or source of conflict in the story. In this blog post, Sophie explains how she hopes her book and other books can speak to readers.

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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo On His New Book, Flamingo Boy

We caught up with Michael Morpurgo to discuss his latest novel, Flamingo Boy, which is out 8 March.

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Linni Ingemundsen

5 Brilliant Teen Coming-of-Age Novels

Linni Ingemundsen is the author of The Unpredictability of Being Human, the story of a teenage girl's attempts to come to terms with a turbulent adolescence. In this blog post, Linni shares her top stories about teens coming of age.

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Spyquest author David Goutcher with pupils from Craigbank Primary School

Engaging Pupils with Spyquest Gaming and Books

Spyquest is an online game and book series which has been switching pupils on to reading all across the country. In this blog post, teacher Fiona McLaren tells us how Spyquest has captured the imagination of pupils at Craigbank Primary School in Larkhall.

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Sarah Shaffi

Sarah Shaffi: Developing Opportunities for BAME Writers

Our Authors Live: Unheard Voices event is (now available on demand) features a panel of three writers speaking about the struggle to make a diverse range of voices heard in the writing industry. In the latest of our blog series to support the event, journalist Sarah Shaffi speaks about what a truly representative UK publishing industry might look like, and outlines some positive developments.

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Non Pratt

Non Pratt: Capturing Teen Friendships in Second Best Friend

Teen friendships can be tough, and as YA author Non Pratt says in this interview, it's often a challenge for friends to stick together through times of change. Find out about Non's new book, Second Best Friend, and her thoughts on capturing teen friendships in this blog post.

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5 Tips to Explore Gothic Fiction with Children

Gothic fiction always guarantees an atmospheric, thrilling experience for young readers - and with its restrained, measured amounts of fright, it's a perfect avenue for children who like to be scared without all the blood and guts of full-on horror. In this blog post, PhD student Lauren Christie gives some great starting places for exploring Gothic fiction.

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Pupils from Boclair Academy

7 Teen Books You Need to Read, as Chosen by Pupils from Boclair Academy

Our Pupils Recommend series gives you a great chance to find out what teenagers across the country are reading and enjoying. Check out the latest installment from pupils at Boclair Academy.

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