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Ed Vere, award-winning author and illustrator.

Award-winning author to teach tolerance through picture books

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is to bring award-winning author and illustrator Ed Vere to schools in East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire.

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North Ayrshire digital project brings community stories to life

The Digital Storytelling project, a six-month pilot programme to improve digital skills by exploring and recording the personal life stories of people in North Ayrshire, has been hailed a resounding success.

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Author Flops

Think famous writers were always successful? Think again! We take a look at some of the world's most famous writers books that (initially) flopped.

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5 Ways to Recharge Your Creativity

All creatives experience fallow periods now and then - find out a few great ways to tackle a slumps with advice from writer Heather Richardson.

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Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres: 5 Tips for Writing from Experience

Jonathan Meres is the author of the hilarious World of Norm series, and he's back with a new book, Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe. The book is published by Barrington Stoke, which specialises in super-readable titles that are ideal for less-confident readers. In this blog post, Jonathan talks about how his own experience working on a market stall inspired the new book, and gives his top tips to help young writers 'write what you know'.

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Bookbug for All: Bookbug Sessions with British Sign Language

Discover how Cheryl Hamilton successfully introduced British sign language to Bookbug Sessions in Fife

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Maz Evans

Maz Evans: Why We Must Care for our Young Carers

Maz Evans is the author of the hugely popular books Who Let the Gods Out? and Simply the Quest. In this post, Maz tells us more about her work with Young Carers across the UK, highlighting the challenges these children face.

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Send Us Your Favourite Songs Inspired by Poems or Stories

Do you know of a great song that was inspired by a story or poem? We're looking for nominations for this year's Book Week Scotland vote!

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A newspaper report inspired by the novel Grass, on display in the classroom

Using an author visit to inspire cross-curricular fun

Inviting a writer in to visit your pupils can be a hugely motivating experience. In this blog post, teacher Leanne Barclay describes how a visit from Cathy MacPhail led to a wide range of cross-curricular activities in the school, including graffiti art, musical compositions, and newspaper reports.

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Children enjoying Authors Live in 2014

Authors Live from the Archives: Lower Primary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in children's writing, illustration and poetry – and they're all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we've put together some of our highlights for nurseries and P1-3 classes to enjoy!

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