Recent posts – Page 137

  • Sharing a Shell Cover

    Holiday Reading Recommendations

    With the school holidays on the way, the Bookbug team have devised a wee list of summer picture book reads. Perfect for sunny and rainy days! Sharing a Shell – Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks The little hermit crab loves his new shell and doesn’t want to share it. But it’s only when his friends...

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  • Anna Rickards: Oliver Jeffers Masterclass

    Scottish Book Trust recently hosted an Illustration Masterclass by the award-winning artist and author Oliver Jeffers, at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. Young writer Anna Rickards attended this event and has reported back on Oliver’s thoughts on illustration, the techniques he...

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  • hand-written page

    Writing Without Borders

    Just over six years ago, I began writing a story while I was at home recovering from a cold. I sat in a rocking chair and scribbled with a pencil stub in a notebook. I had no idea what I was doing but the Muse was shouting in my ear to get on with it, whatever it was. So I kept going and the pages...

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  • child writing

    Give them a reason to write

    Our new curriculum stresses the importance of making links to real life contexts. Recently, Chris Leslie of Scottish Book Trust visited St. Andrew's Academy in Paisley, who are doing some great work to make these links clear to their pupils. In our writing videos from Nick Hesketh, Nick talks about...

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  • Bookbug Session

    ‘Fàilte’ to Gaelic Bookbug Sessions

    A recent development in the Bookbug world is the introduction in some areas of Gaelic Bookbug sessions. Argyll and Bute Council has been involved with the Bookbug programme since 2007 and in June 2011 started delivering Gaelic Bookbugs sessions in Oban. This has now been extended to Appin and...

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  • Old Books

    Finland Residency and the Search for a Scottish Creation Myth

    Janis MacKay takes a soul-searching tour through some ancient books

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