Expressive arts

Nick Sharratt, award-winning author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using rhyme to create plotlines

Find out how Rosemary Richey, lecturer at Fife College, used Matthew Fitt's Scots language Authors Live event as the starting point for a Scots storytelling project with young adult learners.

This resource will help pupils from Levels Early to Fourth write about food, sharing their experiences and memories where food has played a big part.

This award-winning book is the first by David Litchfield, and tells the beautiful story of a bear cub who finds a discarded piano in the forest. This resource focuses mainly on music activities you can do with Early and First level pupils.

Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series has been phenomenally popular among young readers. Featuring supernatural, fast-paced action and two lovable heroes, the series is going strong, and this learning resource contains activities inspired by the first novel. Even if you don't own copies of the book, we hope you'll still find lots of ideas here to put fiction at the heart of creative, cross-curricular learning.

Michael Grant's YA war novel Front Lines reimagines the past, depicting a world in which women were conscripted to fight alongside men. This pacy and thought-provoking book provides lots of inspiration for you and your pupils to discuss the issues raised, and our learning resource will give you lots of activity suggestions to help pupils develop their ideas.

Maz Evans' debut novel Who Let the Gods Out is a funny and gripping book which brings the world of Greek mythology into 21st century life! This learning resource will give you lots of cross-curricular ideas to explore the book and work on different skills with pupils, including news reporting and podcasting.

Whether or not you own copies of Who Let the Gods Out, we think you'll find some inspiring ideas and handy links in this resource which you can transfer to other contexts too!

Emily Gravett's award-winning and innovative books have been delighting children and parents ever since the publication of the groundbreaking Wolves in 2005. In this resource, you'll find lots of creative, cross-curricular activity ideas to explore Dogs, Monkey and Me and Tidy.

In September 2016 author, illustrator and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in East Renfrewshire, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen and Abderdeenshire on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

In May 2016 children's author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre visited primary schools in the Highlands on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

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