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This resource has been created to support Scottish Book Trust’s Shared Reading Project, but you can use it at any time and in any context to bring picture books to life through drama. The activities are designed to be flexible, so adapt as you see fit.

Watch Julia Donaldson in this interview with VOMO Radio and find answers to all those questions you have always wanted to ask Julia: What is the favourite character you have created and why? What is your proudest moment as an author? How does th

Watch Julia Donaldson perform The Magic Paintbrush with help from pupils at Holywood Primary School and Lochside Primary School at Lochthorn Library in Dumfries! What should Shen do? 

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour, we have asked our author's about life on tour!

Scottish writer John Fardell has proved a firm favourite with young readers ever since The 7 Professors of the Far North was published in 2004! His picture books, Manfred the Baddie and The Day Louis Got Eaten, were voted by children as Scotland's favourite picture books in 2009 and 2012. This resource will help you explore these two books, plus two of John's chapter books, in the classroom.

Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon Interview

Age: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Format: Video
Authors: Liz Pichon

The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon has enjoyed phenomenal success since the first book arrived in 2011. In this interview, Liz talks about the latest book in the series and her journey towards becoming a published author in spite of her dyslexia.

Using accessible versions of picture books can help pupils with a print disability to enjoy stories. Additionally, using symbolised sheets can help them participate in the story as well as discuss it afterwards. In this video, Joanna Courtney of CALL Scotland shows how accessible sheets and symbolised resources can be used with a group of pupils from Braidburn School.

In October 2017, award-winning author and illustrator Ed Vere visited primary schools in East and West Dunbartonshire and North Aryshire on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

Deanna Rodger is one of the most acclaimed spoken word artists on the UK scene, and her work covers a lot of important ground including national identity and technology. This resource will give you some different ideas to explore Deanna's poems and get your pupils writing some of their own.

Looking to develop your pupils' creative writing skills? This fantastic resource from primary teacher Susannah Jeffries helps you use Quick Quack Quentin as the inspiration for pupils' own stories, and is aimed at developing skills in lower primary pupils.

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