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BorrowBox Stats Through the Roof!

Staff and pupils in Falkirk Council have had automatic access to 1000s of eBooks and eAudiobooks through their Glow account since 2018. We provide this… Read more

Reviews of The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans from #FalkirkReadingTeachers’ Book Group

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans is a fabulously funny story about a girl who has BIG FEELINGS which get her into… Read more

Reviews of Hag Storm by Victoria Williamson #FalkirkReadingTeachers’ Book Group

  Hag Storm by Victoria Williamson is a spooky tale based on the atmospheric poem Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns. It imagines his life as… Read more

YOTO Carnegie and Greenaway medals – longlist announced!

    The UK’s longest running and best-loved book awards for children and young people, the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards, have announced the longlists for… Read more

RED Book Award History

Previous winners and shortlists: RED 15 (2020-2021 award): Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin Illegal Nominated: Summer Bird Blue, Akemi Dawn Bowman A Pocketful of Stars,… Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Book Group

See the latest reviews here #FalkirkReadingTeachers′ Book Group (1) Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Early Years Book Group: STEM Focus

Our Early Years Book Group has been looking at new picture books that can be used for STEM. Picture books are fantastic for stimulating learning… Read more

The Lost Words: literacy, STEM skills and nature

Fantastic resources to support using the beautiful book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris From The John Muir Trust: Literacy Nature 2020… Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Book Group

Our teacher book group is continuing to read, discuss and review a range of new books for children and we want to share this as… Read more

Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Picture Books

You Can Be Campaign – Book Audit | Zero Tolerance The You Can Be Book Audit is a chance for ELCs and nurseries to win… Read more

Early Years Picture Book Group

Inclusive Stories Our last round of books focused on LGBT+ families and inclusive stories. All children deserve to see their own lives represented in the… Read more

#FalkirkReadingTeachers Book Group Reviews

The Learning Resource Service runs two book groups for teachers and early years practitioners in the Falkirk council area. They aim to:   increase teacher… Read more

The RED Book Award is 15 years old!

The RED Book Award celebrates its 15th anniversary and to mark this achievement, the wonderful shortlist focuses on a BAME theme: Summer Bird Blue by… Read more

The RED Book Award ceremony goes digital!

The RED Book Award, now in its 14th year, was in danger of not going ahead because of the coronavirus, however it was decided to… Read more

RED Book Award 14

  Falkirk Council’s RED (Read Enjoy Debate)  Book Award is now in its 14th year and the excellent shortlist of books is: The Quiet at the End… Read more

RED Book Award 12

  The RED Book Award is Falkirk Council’s Book Award in which each secondary school in the authority participate. RED stands for Read, Enjoy, Debate… Read more

RED Book Award. Read Enjoy Debate 2015/16

The RED Book Award is run by the Learning Resource Service promoting reading for enjoyment for S2 and S3 pupils in Falkirk Council. The shortlist for this… Read more