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Lauren Child for Book Week Scotland

Language: English
Genre: Family, Humour
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

We were thrilled to be joined by bestselling author Lauren Child for a very special Authors Live broadcast to celebrate Book Week Scotland(this will open in a new window)!

Lauren spoke to us all about her action-packed Ruby Redfort series. Watch this session to learn about Lauren's creative writing process and what inspires her. You'll even get to hear an extract from the final book in the series, Blink and You Die!

If you only do one thing

If you would like to do a classroom activity around the Ruby Redfort series but are short on time, why not try the following storytelling exercise?

Ruby’s Rules ENG 2-27a, ENG 2-31a

Ruby carries around a dog-eared pink notebook in which she enters her ‘life rules’, eg, Rule 1: You can never be completely sure what might happen next, and Rule 19: Panic will freeze your brain. Select a few of Ruby’s rules and ask your class to consider situations when these might be particularly relevant – can they write a short story involving Ruby and the reason she came up with that rule?

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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