Blog Posts tagged: P1-3

Lucinda Hare

The magic of imagination and why it’s important

Lucinda Hare is the author of the Dragonsdome Chronicles, and a passionate advocate for the benefits of creativity and imagination. In this blog post she explains why she believes space needs to be made in schools to nurture pupils' imagination.

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Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Awards logo 2018

What makes a children's book funny?

The Laugh Out Loud awards celebrate the funniest children's books of the year, and your class can get involved by reading and voting for their favourite. In this blog post we caught up with some of the shortlisted authors to find out what they think makes for a funny book!

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Accessible Reading: Using an Android device to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland explores the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Accessible Reading: Using an iPad to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland shares the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Great Gifting Ideas for the Bookbug P1 Family Bag

Every year during Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust sends the Bookbug P1 Family Bag to every P1 child in Scotland. Here teachers from three schools who took part last year tells us about how they made gifting the packs a special occasion

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CALL Scotland symbol sheets and the Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist

Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019: Accessible books and symbol resources

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help children with communication difficulties explore the books - find out more in this blog post.

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The Humdrum Drum

Colin MacIntyre: Writing My First Picture Book

Musician and author Colin MacIntyre turns his hand to children's fiction in The Humdrum Drum. Hear from him how he came to write his first children's story, from the initial idea to finding a publisher, illustrator and his exciting launch event.

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The Great Rebel Booklist!

As part of our annual campaign to get Scotland writing, we are asking primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal or collaborative writing inspired by the 2018 theme Rebel. To get your pupils inspired to participate in our writing campaign, why not explore rebels and rebellion by reading one of the books below with your class, specially selected by Jim Taylor from Lighthouse, Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop?

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What Makes a Good Children's Book App?

There is sometimes a misconception that screen time is bad for our children's development as readers. But the argument shouldn't be about the amount of screen time - it should be about the quality of the experience children and parents have when reading a book app. In this blog post, Bev Humphrey outlines her criteria for a quality digital reading experience.

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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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