Children's Book Week is a celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age.
It's been running for the past 80 years, and schools, libraries and other venues all over the UK hold events and activities aimed at encouraging children to view reading as a source of pleasure, explore libraries and bookshops and even start writing themselves.
Designating a special day or week for book-related activities can help children to see reading as pleasurable and fun, stimulating them to discover new books, extend their reading choices, discuss and share books, explore libraries and bookshops, and do their own creative writing.
- National Children's Book Week
Information about National Children's Book Week on the Book Trust website, plus resources to download.
- Scottish Storytelling Centre
- The Scottish Storytelling Centre is Scotland's national resource centre for storytelling. Information on over 80 professional storytellers living and working in Scotland can be found in the Centre's online directory.
- Scotland's Stories
In the Scotland's Stories website are magical tales of selkies and stoor worms, faerie queens, trows, ancient hags, saints and kings, told by storytellers on film and in recordings.
- Graphic novels
Resource from Education Scotland aimed at supporting staff in developing their knowledge of the comic/graphic novel medium and understanding its full potential for classrooms and leisure reading. It includes: tips on how to get started with a graphic novel collection; a helpful list of recommended for schools; practical ideas on how to use graphic novels with pupils; and further reading material and links to other useful websites.
- On the Money
Change the way children think about money with this collection of stories from four of Scotland’s top children’s authors. They look at different aspects of money in fun and useful ways.
- Novels about sectarianism
Information and ideas about teaching Divided City by Theresa Breslin, Joan's Lingard's Sadie and Kevin novels, and other books for teenagers that tell stories with a background of sectarianism.
- Books for All Scotland and Books for All Database
The Books for All project and database aims to support local authorities, teachers and other practitioners with the provision of adapted learning materials in accessible, alternative formats, for pupils who have difficulties reading ordinary printed books.
- Book Trust - Resources for schools
Educational resources to access online and download from the Book Trust website.
- Fairytales and stories illustrations
Link to Education Scotland resource with royalty-free illustrations to download of characters and objects from stories.