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Rob Biddulph on creating a picture book character

Award-winning picture book creator Rob Biddulph has blogged for us about what is involved in creating a strong character for picture books. His latest picture book, Kevin, has just been published by...

29/08/2017Rob Biddulph on creating a picture book character

Patron of Reading changeover

The Patron of Reading scheme, where schools 'adopt' an author for an agreed period as their 'patron of reading', is now well established. Here, school librarian Chris Routh describes a successful...

17/08/2017Patron of Reading changeover

Creating a setting for your story

Author Susan Moore (Crimson Poison, Emerald Secret published by Nosy Crow) has developed rich settings for her stories - a futuristic but recognisable world - and here she gives her top tips on...

20/04/2017Creating a setting for your story

Books versus YouTube

Recent research from Australia indicates that the more access children have to digital devices, the less they read (see link, below). So what happens when you limit the screen time? Caroline Horn,...

11/03/2017Books versus YouTube

Bookchat roadshow

Reading consultant Victoria Dilly (the Book Activist) plans to bring together reading professionals, authors and parents at a series of events to encourage reading for pleasure. The first event took...

03/12/2016Bookchat roadshow

Children get involved in publishing project

Publisher Verna Wilkins has worked on a number of projects where children have been involved in creating a published picture book. Here, she tells us more about her latest project with children, A...

28/11/2016Children get involved in publishing project

A wealth of talent in accessible writing

Mairi Kidd, managing director of Barrington Stoke - a publisher focused on reluctant and dyslexic readers - celebrates a change in how accessible books are recognised, with five nominations for its...

16/11/2016A wealth of talent in accessible writing

School Librarian: Focusing on new entrants

In this month's School Librarian focus, we spoke to school librarian Jennifer Horan at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire about her work and encouraging first year students (S1 / Year 7's) to use the...

06/11/2016School Librarian: Focusing on new entrants
 

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