Tag Archives: Literacy

Free Roald Dahl Party Pack


We are delighted to let you know that the FREE Roald Dahl Day party pack is now available!

The Roald Dahl Day party pack contains everything you need to host a marvellous party – whether it’s in your living room, bookshop, school or library. Remember, Roald Dahl Day takes place on
Wednesday 13th September so make sure you plan your party well in advance.

This year we’re introducing Roald Dahl’s newest hero, Billy, as his story Billy and the Minpins is illustrated by Quentin Blake for the first time. We’ll be celebrating Billy along with all of Roald Dahl’s incredible child heroes, including Matilda, Charlie, James and George.

So, download the pack and take the quiz to find out which hero you are most like and celebrate your favourite with a hero-themed
Roald Dahl Day party!

Click on the link below to download the Free Roald Dahl Party Pack,

Free Download

World Book Online

I have now added a tile for for easy access to the World Book Online website. This tile is accessible by all Glow Users in Aberdeenshire and can be found on the Aberdeenshire Launchpad. See screen shot below.

Aberdeenshire Libraries has subscribed to World Book Online for schools. This provides free access to schools to high quality information and resources to meet the needs of students of every age, ability, and interest. Using the same expert information found in the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Online features
• A colourful, approachable look and feel, making it attractive and easy to use
• Easy access on smartphones and tablets
• Different databases for multiple and diverse needs
• Articles, illustrations, maps, audio files, videos, e-books, primary source documents, and more
• Various lesson plans and tips for teachers

Individual databases are as follows
Primary schools – World Book Kids, World Book Student, Early World of Learning
Academies – World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced

The resources can be accessed within schools and also from home 24/7.
For further information please contact Alison Bruce, Information Services Librarian, Aberdeenshire Libraries.

Email a.bruce@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Tel 01651 871223


First Minister’s Reading Challenge – RM Books

Get ready to take part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge – Scotland’s brand-new reading initiative to encourage all pupils in Primary 4-7 to develop a life-long love of reading.

RM Books is delighted to be supporting this exciting project and you will find everything you need to help you deliver the First Minister’s Reading Challenge using our flexible, cost-effective ebook platform on this page below.



RM Books is easily accessible via RM Unify in Glow.


Visual Online Dictionary

imageSHAHI is a visual dictionary and is  available  as a free online tool.

Learners or teachers simply  enter the word they require  and the software generates definition texts from the free online multilingual dictionary Wiktionary

The software also generates images related to the word search from Flickr, Google and Yahoo. along with images from Flickr, Google and Yahoo.

Once the word definitions load then there are further clickable links.