Funny books

These resources will be a fantastic help to any teacher of pupils who experience communication difficulties. The symbol sheets will help pupils discuss the three shortlisted titles for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019 and vote for their favourite. There are also activity sheets to help pupils do some of the activities in the main Bookbug Picture Book Prize learning resources.

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.

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.

Grumpy Frog is a funny and touching book about friendship from best-loved, award-winning author Ed Vere. Find learning activities to explore the book in this resource!

CALL Scotland have produced a fantastic selection of free resources to help pupils with additional support needs to take part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

Ciaran Murtagh's Fincredible Diary of Fin Spencer series has been winning young fans across the UK since the publication of Stunt Boy, the first book in the series, in 2015. This resource will help you plan some cross-curricular activities inspired by Stunt Boy.

This resource will help you explore Going for Gold, a fantastic book in the hugely popular Claude series by Alex T Smith.

Laura Ellen Anderson is the writer and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin, a madcap graphic novel featuring a penguin hellbent on world domination. The book could appeal to keen and reluctant readers, and this resource gives guidance on using the book to inspire comic writing in class, as well as some STEM activities.

Maz Evans' debut novel Who Let the Gods Out is a funny and gripping book which brings the world of Greek mythology into 21st century life! This learning resource will give you lots of cross-curricular ideas to explore the book and work on different skills with pupils, including news reporting and podcasting.

Whether or not you own copies of Who Let the Gods Out, we think you'll find some inspiring ideas and handy links in this resource which you can transfer to other contexts too!

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