Expressive arts

Christiane Dorion's wonderful pop up books give youngsters a fantastic insight into science and nature. These resources will give you lots of activity ideas inspired by Christiane's books How the World Began and How Animals Live, including a range of STEM activities to help children explore construction.

Rhyming poetry activities inspired by There's a Bear on My Chair, plus a wide range of cross-curricular activities for Ross's award-winning picture books Dear Vampa and Robot Rumpus.

Watch award winning author Pamela Butchart read the hilariously chaotic Never Tickle a Tiger, which has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016. Izzy is a hyperactive girl who just can't stop wriggling, jiggling, shuffling and fiddling. When her class visits the zoo, Izzy's about to find out why it might be a good idea to sit still once in a while! There's also a fun little activity for young animal lovers at the end...

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards is a fantastic opportunity to discover three brilliant picture books with your pupils, but there's much more to it than that! This resource will provide teachers and librarians with a wealth of cross-curricular activity suggestions for the books, as well as some activities to help support children with additional support needs.

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards presents you with some wonderful opportunities for creative learning, and these resources are the perfect guide for any teacher or librarian looking to explore the books in the Younger Readers Category (8-11 yrs). Inside you'll find activities to help your pupils create a buzz about the shortlist, as well as creative activities based on the books and a guide to writing the perfect review for our review competition.

These fantastic learning resources are perfect for any librarian or teacher looking to plan some fun, creative activities around the books in the Older Readers Category (12-16 yrs). Inside you'll find activities on each book, as well as ideas to help your pupils create a buzz about the awards in school. There's also a guide to writing a great book review to help support you if you enter the review competition!

These resources on the first two books in the hugely popular series celebrate all things Tom, with a focus on comics, doodling and music. But there's much more to Tom's world than his prowess as a musician and artist, and so you'll find activities to help you discover the natural world, some great modern languages tasks, and much more besides.

Drama specialist Pam Wardell's toolkit gives you a fantastic way to create a fully-fledged drama production with your pupils. The approach involves lots of teamwork and problem solving as pupils are assigned roles within different departments such as props, sound and costumes.

Cakes in Space, Oliver and the Seawigs and Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre gives you loads of opportunities to explore literacy, sciences and expressive arts!

Design Alien Awareness posters, plan an exchange visit to Paris, and many more activities to explore Pamela's books