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Digital Bookbug: 5 Ways to Keep Children Safe Online

With Safer Internet Day taking place on 6th February 2018, Mhairi Cook shares some simple ways to keep children safe online.

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5 Songs and Rhymes Full of Cuddles

Everyone loves a cuddle on Valentine's Day - here are 5 Bookbug songs and rhymes that encourage hugs galore!

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The Lasting Legacy of a Cuddle

New research shows the long-lasting impact of physical touch on child development.

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Bookbug Book of the Month: Mopoke

If your little ones love owls, they will fall in love with this stunning new picture book from Australian author and illustrator, Philip Bunting.

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Bookbug for All: Supporting Home Educated Children in Shetland

Find out how Bookbug sessions, bags, and resources are being used to support home educated families in Shetland.

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Burns for Bairns: Celebrating Scots Stories, Songs and Rhymes

Burns Night is the perfect opportunity to share some Scots stories, songs and rhymes with your wee bairns - here are some of our favourites!

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12 New Picture Books for 2018

Looking for something new to share with your little ones this year? Here is our pick of 12 new picture books due to hit the shelves in 2018

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Bookbug Detective: Picture Books to Encourage Sharing

It's very common for toddlers and young children to struggle with the idea of sharing - Bookbug Detective is on hand to suggest some picture books which may help!

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Bookbug Book of the Month: Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers' latest picture book is filled with fascinating facts about Planet Earth - perfect for inquisitive wee minds! Win a copy in our Bookbug Book of the Month competition this January.

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Scottish Picture Books of 2017

There were some fantastic picture books created by authors and illustrators living and working in Scotland this year - we select some of our favourites!

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