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Scottish Children’s Book Awards

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This year's shortlisted authors.

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards are run by the Scottish Book Trust with support from Creative Scotland. It is voted for entirely by children, with over 38,000 children across Scotland voting last year. 

Falkirk Council’s Learning Resource Service is leading an initiative to add value to the Book Award for local nurseries and primary schools, which aims to promote reading for enjoyment and to motivate our children to become lifelong readers.

The schools will follow the Scottish Children’s Book Award ‘Bookbug Reader’ (3-7) and ‘Younger Readers’ (8-11) categories.

The Learning Resource Service will provide copies of the shortlisted books and organise a celebration of reading event to showcase the literacy work attended by the shortlisted authors.

Sharing ideas

This year 19 nurseries and primary schools are taking part and there is a lot of great literacy ideas and work being created.

Here are some great ideas to use with the book, Attack of the Robot Chickens by Alex McCall from Antoinette Irwin, St Joseph’s PS:

Attack of the Robot Chickens Apostrophes

Attack of the Robot Chickens Comprehension

Attack of the Robot Chickens Metalinguistics

Attack of the Robot Chickens

For more information, please contact the Learning Resource Service on 01324 501980, lrs@falkirk.gov.uk.

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