Teaching inspiration

These fabulous teaching resources from Linda Murray gives a wide range of activity suggestions for Cressida's beloved series How to Train Your Dragon. Activities include designing your own dragon, planning a rescue centre for abandoned dragons, writing your own dragon training manual, ho

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

This resource will give you and your pupils great activity ideas to try with any book. From designing a board game, to holding a balloon debate, to creating a video diary, this resource will help your pupils also to not only enjoy the books they are reading, but to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

In March 2018, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took the former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson back on the road as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations.

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

Ainsley Rogers, Primary 4 class teacher from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow, took part in our Schools Champion programme in 2017. Inspired by Nicola Davies' Authors Live event, Ainsley's class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

Ciaran Murtagh, author and screenwriter, gives his top tips on writing for the screen. Ciaran has written for some of our best-loved TV shows, including Dangermouse, Mr. Bean, The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep.

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.

In September 2017, author and screen-writer Ciaran Murtagh visited primary schools in Renfrewshire, East Aryshire and Falkirk on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

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