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To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2016, Scottish Book Trust took Scottish Hip-Hop artist Dave Hook from Stanley Odd to schools across Scotland! Dave visited 300 pupils at 10 schools to engage teenagers in innovative approaches to reading and creative writing. 

Dave Hook, frontman of the hip hop band Stanley Odd, gives advice on how to write your own lyrics and how to make your voice heard. 

Attending a writer event is a fantastic experience for pupils, whether you invite a writer into school or go out to see one at a festival. This handy guide, created in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, will help you prepare pupils and yourself for getting the most out of any event.

If you're looking for top tips and inspirational insights, these videos and resources by the award-winning writer Lari Don will be your first port of call.

In July 2017, poet and literary critic Theresa Munoz visited secondary schools in Teesside, Middlesbrough and Darlington on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

Theresa Munoz, poet and literary critic, gives her top tips for getting started in poetry. 

A resource inspired by the work of poet Theresa Munoz, this resource explores themes of travel and technology.

Abi Elphinstone's book, The Night Spinner, is the final book in a thrilling trilogy which began with The Dreamsnatcher. It's a captivating fantasy novel which has proved a smash hit with children across the country! In this resource you'll find a range of fun, cross-curricular activities inspired by the novel. Even if you don't own a copy, there are transferrable ideas in here which you can apply to other books.

Find out how Kirstin Armstrong, art teacher at Greenfaulds High School, used Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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.

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