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Joan Lennon speaks about her novel, Silver Skin, an intriguing read spanning several genres which has been shortlisted for The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017.

Claire McFall's supernatural chiller, Black Cairn Point, has been shortlisted for The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017. Check out this video to hear Claire read from the book and pick some of her favourite writing tips!

Shared Reading is a project which yields enormous benefits for both the younger and older pupils involved. Find out how to go about it with this step-by-step resource.

Writing a comic book scene is challenging and lots of fun! In this resource, comic writers Metaphrog take pupils through the process of adapting a scene from a novel to comic book format, encouraging them to think critically at all stages about the adaptation process. The resource uses MIchael Morpurgo's book Private Peaceful as an example, but you can use it with any book to introduce pupils to the engaging world of comic creation.

This resource uses Malcolm McNeill's fantastic book The Beginning Woods as an example for podcasting and filmmaking activities, but you can use these activities with any class novel!

Author, environmental campaigner and education specialist Christiane Dorion shares her top tips for introducing scientific concepts in your classroom and igniting children's curiosity about the world around us.

Writing can be a challenge for some pupils, but with this resource you'll find tried and tested approaches from teachers across the country to help get every pupil writing. These activiies and projects showcase the best of innovative practice taken from Scottish Book Trust's Teachers and Librarians blog, and will help you embrace the wider text to change pupils' perceptions of what writing can be. There are also ideas to help utilise technology, and advice from top writers which you can pass on to your pupils.

Find out how Lesley Glasgow, teacher at Hilton Primary School in Inverness, used Liz Pichon's hugely popular Tom Gates series as inspiration for a brilliant cross-curricular project.

Steve Cole, author of Young Bond: Shoot to Kill, gives his top tips for writing great action scenes - including using kick-ass language, thinking about viewpoint and picturing the action on a cinema screen in your head. KA-POW!

Find out how Jennifer Horan, Network Librarian at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire, used Jackie Kay's Authors Live broadcast as inspiration for a brilliant performance poetry project with her young writers group.

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