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Scottish Childrens Book Awards 2015 Winners Announced

by Joanna Courtney

on Thu Mar 05, 2015

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015! The awards are run by The Scottish Book Trust and the winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on the 4th March 2015 in front of 600 school children. The winner for each category was

Bookbug Readers (3-7): Robot Rumpus by Ross Collins and Sean Taylor

 Younger Readers (8-11): The Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall

Older Readers (12-16): Mosi’s War by Cathy MacPhail

This is the first year that, along with digital versions of the books in all three categories, CALL Scotland has produced symbolised resources to accompany the 3 Bookbug Readers short-listed books; Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray, Lost for Words by Natalie Russell and Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor and Ross Collins. 

These 3 books were given FREE to every P1 child in Scotland by the Scottish Book Trust during Book Week Scotland 2014, in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack.

CALL's FREE resources include paper-based symbol materials, ‘GoTalk’ communication aid overlays, Big Mack/Step by Step symbols and SoundingBoard app boards for use on the iPad. There are specific resources for talking about each of the 3 books as well as for shared reading and for voting.

 Download the symbolised resources here

It was great for me to meet the authors of these books at the ceremony; Alison Murray, Natalie Russell and Sean Taylor and Ross Collins to chat to them about the resources and how they have enabled children with communication support needs and physical difficulties to take part in shared reading of their books and in the voting process. The authors were also keen to try out their book’s resources on a Go Talk communication aid!

The symbolised resources are all still available to download FREE from The Books for All website as well as digital copies of the last 6 years’ Bookbug books in PowerPoint format from our PowerPoint Bookshelf

A great way for ALL of your pupils to access books and additional resources on this World Book Day!  

 

Tags: accessible books, AAC, symbols

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