Alison Murray reads her book

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Today, we listened and watched author/illustrator Alison Murray read her Bookbug award shortlisted book ‘Hare and Tortoise’.

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It was great to hear the actual author reading her book.

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Inspired by her book, we decided to draw our own self portraits including descriptions of our features.

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Bookbug Family Bag

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As part of Book Week Scotland 2016, all P1’s received a Bookbug Family Bag. This Bag contains three brilliant picture books, all shortlisted for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017.

The bag also includes

  • an activity booklet filled with games and activities for you and your child to enjoy.
  • Colouring pencils to use with the activity book or on their own.
  • A magnetic whiteboard with a set of magnetic numbers and a whiteboard pen.
  • A voting slip so your child can choose and vote for their favourite book in The Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

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To receive our book bags and listen to the three picture books being read, we took a trip to Mearns library.

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We also helped the librarian to sing some of our favourite Bookbug songs.

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Sharing books

As part of our Book Week Scotland celebration, the children were asked to bring into school their favourite books.

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In the afternoon, they were given the opportunity to share their stories with the rest of the class and tell them just why they love them so much.

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The children were also encouraged to work with a partner to read and retell their stories to each other.

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Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2016 got off to a great start this week.

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On Monday we came to school with our favourite book and got dressed up as a character from it.

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Everyone looked great and made a big effort, including the teachers.

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We had a great time and look forward to the rest of Book week.

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