Animals

If you're looking for a heart-warming story to share with your pupils and use as the basis for cross-curricular activities, Dion Leonard's book Finding Gobi is a great choice. The inspiring story of ultramarathon runner Dion's quest to be reunited with his dog Gobi will fascinate all lovers of sport, travel - and of course animals! This resource will help you use the book as a springboard for some fun activities across the curriculum.

Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis is a beautiful story which celebrates animal rights, and is the perfect opportunity to introduce your pupils to questions about our relationship with nature. Check out our resource for some great cross-curricular learning activity suggestions.

Christiane Dorion's wonderful pop up books give youngsters a fantastic insight into science and nature. These resources will give you lots of activity ideas inspired by Christiane's books How the World Began and How Animals Live, including a range of STEM activities to help children explore construction.

Watch award winning author Pamela Butchart read the hilariously chaotic Never Tickle a Tiger, which has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016. Izzy is a hyperactive girl who just can't stop wriggling, jiggling, shuffling and fiddling. When her class visits the zoo, Izzy's about to find out why it might be a good idea to sit still once in a while! There's also a fun little activity for young animal lovers at the end...

Hear award-winning author Simon Puttock read his wonderful picture book Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School, shortlisted for the 2016 Scottish Children's Book Awards. The book introduces us to Miss Moon and her school for the creatures of the night. Mouse is starting school tonight, but she's feeling a (big) bit shy. How will she get on? Simon also has a fun little task for you to complete at the end...

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards is a fantastic opportunity to discover three brilliant picture books with your pupils, but there's much more to it than that! This resource will provide teachers and librarians with a wealth of cross-curricular activity suggestions for the books, as well as some activities to help support children with additional support needs.

These resources will be a fantastic help to any teacher of pupils who experience communication difficulties. The symbol sheets will help pupils discuss the Bookbug Readers Category (3-7 yrs) titles and vote for their favourite. There are also activity sheets to help pupils do some of the activities in the main Bookbug Readers Category learning resources.

These collected resources are designed to be a fun introduction to the work of Julia Donaldson and provide fun activities on some of her best loved books.

Cowie and St. Madoes Primary schools both used Peter Bently's books as the springboard for some fantastic creative learning. Read about how pupils produced dramatic re-enactments of The Shark in the Dark and created posters for The Tractor Factor talent show based on Farmer Clegg's Night Out!

From the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, this classic tale of a very important penguin has won the hearts of many. This resource gives you some great activity suggesions to help you explore the book with your learners.

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