Blog Posts tagged: Scottish Teenage Book Prize

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Fundraising for Syrian Refugees at Perth Academy Library

Moved by the story of Syrian refugees in Elizabeth Laird's book Welcome to Nowhere, Perth Academy pupils decided to harness their baking talents and hold a cake sale to raise money for displaced families. In this interview we find out how they went about it!

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Pupils from Elgin Academy reading in Blackwell's book shop

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize - A Fantastic Cross-Curricular Opportunity

Elgin Academy tell us how they took on the role of Scottish Teenage Book Prize Schools Champion, harnessing the theme of children's rights to set up some fantastic work across the curriculum.

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Scottish Teenage Book Prize: Voting deadline and discussion tips

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a great way to introduce pupils to some fantastic new Scottish titles and kick off some book-related discussion. It's nearly time to vote in this year's prize, so to help you along, we've put together a few discussion points for your final book group meetings!

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Half finished image from Peter Pan: The Graphic Novel, showing how colour is added to an image in a graphic novel

5 Tips for Drawing Brilliant Comics

Creating comic strips presents a variety of stimulating challenges, so we've asked comic creator Fin Cramb to give us his top 5 essential tips to help young writers work in this medium. With the deadline for our graphic novel competition approaching, these insights could be just what your pupils need to make the final edits to their comic adaptations.

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Teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize

Helping Reluctant Readers Take Part in a Scottish Teenage Book Prize Book Group

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic project to take part in to encourage your pupils to read for pleasure and allow them to make their voices heard. In this blog post, school librarian Ruth Fry describes how she recruits a mixture of keen and reluctant readers to take part in the reading and voting.

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A group of teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2018

Find Out More About the Authors Behind Scotland's Top New Teen Books

Taking part in the reading and voting for the annual Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to promote reading for pleasure to your pupils and find out about the hottest new fiction from Scottish writers. To help you find out more about the shortlisted authors, we create special videos every year to give you an insight into their books and reveal their top writing tips.

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A group of teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2018

How to Inspire Your Book Group with the #ScotTeenBookPrize - Kinross High School

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is free and easy, and it's a great way to inspire your pupils to read for pleasure. In this blog post, staff and pupils from Kinross High School explain how they set up a book group to take part in the 2017 Scottish Teenage Book Prize.

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A pupil posting a vote into a ballot box

How to use #ScotTeenBookPrize to enthuse a class about reading - Inverclyde Academy

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to promote reading for pleasure. You can choose to take part with a small group of pupils or invite entire classes to take part! In this blog post, Inverclyde Academy librarian Susan Morton explains how she collaborated with the school's English department to get pupils reading and voting.

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Pupils from Elgin Academy

How to use #ScotTeenBookPrize to enthuse a class about reading - Elgin Academy

In the second of our blog posts about taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize with a class, school librarian Shelagh Toonen and teacher Joanne Havinden explain how they helped a larger amount of pupils take part in the reading and voting.

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A group of teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2018

How to Use #ScotTeenBookPrize to Enthuse a Class About Reading - Clydebank High School

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a great opportunity for pupils to read and discuss great books, make their voices heard on a national stage and produce creative responses to what they read. Here, school librarian Alison Crawford describes how she liaised with the school's English department to co-ordinate the reading and voting for a class of pupils.

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