Learning Resources

The ability to create and engage with stories can really boost confidence, and these cross-curricular resources will provide you with lots of ideas to create a storytelling classroom!

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? 

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.

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.

The ability to create and engage with stories can really boost confidence, and these cross-curricular resources will provide you with lots of ideas to create a storytelling classroom!

The ability to create and engage with stories can really boost confidence, and these cross-curricular resources will provide you with lots of ideas to create a storytelling classroom!

Watch Ross Collins read his award-winning picture book Robot Rumpus, in which a bunch of bungling robots prove that technology isn't always the answer to our prayers.

Emily Mackenzie's picture book Eric makes a Splash has been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019. You can hear Emily read the story in full in this video, and there's also a fun little activity for your pupils to do at the end.

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.

This resource has been designed to help teachers and librarians use the three shortlisted books to inspire cross-curricular learning activities. You'll also find some great song and rhyme suggestions for each book, and a book list related to each title.

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