Blog Posts tagged: preparing for an author visit

Author and Illustrator Chris Riddell with pupils from East Plean Primary School

Creating a Story World at East Plean Primary School

In September 2016, award-winning illustrator and current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in Scotland with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Flora McMaster, class teacher at East Plean Primary School, Stirling, was hopeful Chris’s visit would spark an explosion of artistic creativity beyond anything they had seen before.

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Author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre with a class from Drakies Primary School

The Value of Illustration at Drakies Primary School

Illustration can be a powerful tool to help pupils understand how a narrative is composed, particularly if they struggle with writing. In this blog post, Drakies Primary School describe how they set up a host of illustration activities, in the lead up to a visit from acclaimed illustrator Sarah McIntyre.

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James Carter St Cadoc's Primary School

Poetry in Motion with James Carter

How a school visit from poet James Carter inspired all kinds of creativity

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Peter Bently at St. Madoes Primary School

St. Madoes Primary School: Preparing for an author

How one school prepared for the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with Peter Bently.

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Philip Ardagh visits Mouswald Primary School

Philip Ardagh Visits Mouswald Primary School

Maureen McCallum tells us about her experience of applying for, planning and attending an author event with her pupils.

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