Learning Resources

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...

Design Alien Awareness posters, plan an exchange visit to Paris, and many more activities to explore Pamela's books

Teaching Resources for Philip Ardagh's books: The Grunts in Trouble, The Grubtown Tales and the Eddie Dickens Trilogy.

Explore wildlife and conservation with these great resources.

In September 2014 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited primary schools in Argyll & Bute with the fantastic zoologist and children's author Nicola Davies.
Find out how Laura Reynolds, teacher at Rothesay Primary School, created a fantastic cross-curricular project involving poetry, art, nature and music inspired by Nicola's book "The Promise", and how Linda Mollins, librarian at Kirn Primary School, used Nicola's visit to get the whole school talking about books with a very special Book Bag.

Children's author and zoologist Nicola Davies is passionate about the natural world. Here she shares some fantastic ideas for inspiring children to write by encouraging them to listen, look and think about their natural surroundings.

Explore the darkly funny escapades, in I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat and The Dark.

Chae Strathie and Nicola O'Byrne's picture book Gorilla Loves Vanilla has been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018. You can hear Chae read the story in full in this video, and there's also a fun little activity for your pupils to do at the end.