Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

50 Children’s Books All Adults Should Read – For Reading Addicts

Looking for tips on how to engage your teenager with reading, and keep the reading habit? Make sure they see you reading! Why not read a book together? A lot of teen fiction is crossover, and appeals to both teenagers and adults. This article from For Reading Addicts is very useful if you are looking for some good ‘book recs’ to start the ball rolling. 🙂

Here’s a wee PowerPoint I made for our P7 Transition Parents’ Event last week. It’s packed full of sound advice I garnered from the Scottish Book Trust and World Book Day 2017.

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June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss!

Graphic Novels Are “Real” Reading Ah, a fellow librarian after my own heart. 😉 This ‘shout out’ from Book Riot is American-themed, yes, but still highly pertinent for our own Angus-based Summer Reading Programmes – ANGUSAlive’s Join The Big Friendly Read – … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Creative writing: a mini drabble?

The Scottish Book Trust has launched their latest creative writing prompt; perfect inspiration for all you budding authors! 🙂 “Our 50 Word Fiction Competition is back and with more categories – including young writers and Gaelic! Take up this month’s … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Code name Verity…

This, from the Scottish Book Trust is interesting – Win Elizabeth Wein‘s new carefully constructed and intriguing prequel to Code Name Verity, The Pearl Thief, in our Teens’ Book of the Month competition: “With its picturesque, historical Scottish setting and variety of … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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New Writers Awards 2018

Applications for the New Writers Awards 2018 are now open! Every year the Scottish Book Trust supports a talented bunch of aspiring authors of all ages as they work to realise their dreams of getting published. Recipients receive a £2,000 … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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What’s your story?

The latest competition from the Scottish Book Trust is here! 🙂 “We’re looking for teen writers and illustrators to send us their writings and drawings on the theme of Keys for our latest What’s Your Story online magazine. If you’re a teen … Continue reading

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