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Our lives are full of journeys. Whether it's a walk in the park, the school bus, visits to friends and relatives or something longer and further away, all of our trips are full of rich experiences.

Activities to help you and your pupils step into the shoes of a children's illustrator!

Writing for the screen is a fascinating challenge, enabling pupils to flesh out characters in different ways from prose writing and allowing them to experiment with camera shots to create the right mood.

Anthony Horowitz's gripping Alex Rider series celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015. The novels can open the doors to some fantastic creative learning!

Marcus Sedgwick gives us his top tips for perfect plotting, filmed on location at the remote Barra Airport as part of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

Watch the interview filmed at Webster's High School during the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour of Angus in December 2013, where pupils asked Matt their burning questions.

Slam poetry and rap battles may seem daunting ventures for the classroom, but teachers have found them to be enormously rewarding and a great exercise in giving ownership to pupils.

These handy tips sheets can be printed out and sent to parents who are looking for guidance to help them enthuse their children about reading. There are three sheets below, each for a different age group. We hope you find them useful and informative!

Resources to help your students stage their own rap battle

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