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  • Microphone on a stage

    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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  • Ciaran Murtagh

    Our Author Visit: Serious Fun!

    In September, Comely Park Primary School in Falkirk enjoyed a visit from the amazing author and screenwriter Ciaran Murtagh. The Primary 6 class enjoyed themselves so much, they wrote reviews and have retold the story created with Ciaran during the event. Class teacher Katrina Lucas introduces the wonderful pupil reviews.

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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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  • Drawing of pip-pip penguin

    How to Illustrate Dramatic Moments in Children’s Books

    How do you add tension and drama to drawing for children's books? Award-winning illustrator Guy Parker-Rees offers a few handy hints.

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  • An image from Michael Whaite's book Diggersaurs, featuring the main Diggersaurs characters

    Michael Whaite on Diggersaurs

    Michael Whaite's debut picture book, Diggersaurs, is ideal for sharing aloud with boys and girls alike, with a fun rhyming story and rich, detailed illustrations. In this interview, Michael tells us more about the book and discusses the importance of books that appeal to both boys and girls.

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