Learning Resources

In July 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited the wilds of Cumbria with Blue Peter award winning author Pamela Butchart.
Find out how Ms Birkett and Mr Hyde, year 4 teachers at Yewdale Primary School, got all of their pupils buzzing about creative writing through a brilliantly bonkers project inspired by Pamela's book Baby Aliens Got My Teacher.

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...

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.

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

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.