Literacy and English

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, the first by David Litchfield, 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

Find out how his visit inspired East Plean Primary School to create their...

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

Find out how the visit inspired Drakies Primary School to create mini-books and comic strips of their own! 

David Almond, award-winning author of Skellig and A Song for Ella Grey, shares his tips on turning messy and imaginative ideas into neat and tidy printed pages. 

Lari Don is emerging as one of Scotland's most exciting writers for children, with fiction ranging from picture books to gritty YA sci-fi. Here, you'll find resources inspired by her children's books First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts and The Beginner's Guide to Curses...

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