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Created on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust gifts every P1 child with 3 books, which make up the short-list for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. If you'd like your learners with ASN and communication difficulties to fully take part and then vote before the deadline on 8th December&nbs...

Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As many of you out there with young children will know, actor Tom Hardy has been causing quite a stir by reading the Mother’s Day bedtime story on C-Beebies! If you missed it, you can watch Tom reading Ross Collins’ Bookbug Picture Book Prize nominated story ‘There’s a ...

Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted by Gillian McNeill

It’s not every day we get the chance to get up close and personal with the authors of picture books that our children love to read, but this great opportunity fell to me last week at the Bookbug Picture Book Prize Reception. This event was hosted in Edinburgh by the Scottish Book Trust (SBT) w...

Created on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The winner of the first Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 is Shark in the Park on a Windy Day by Nick Sharratt. Well done to Nick! Around 19,000 children across Scotland voted in the competition and the three nominated books were gifted to every p1 child in Scotland in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag d...

Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

Due to popular demand, Stuart Aitken and Craig Mill have produced and uploaded an extended version of our video on making and using accessible PDF documents. The YouTube video Accessing Maths using digital PDFs is sub-titled. Or, you can download the video for offline viewing. Accompanying transcri...

Created on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The benefit of involving learners in shared reading and storytelling activities is widely recognised - for developing reading, writing, literacy, speech and for language. However, many learners with additional support needs (ASN), have difficulty accessing and using standard printed books, so h...

Created on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Now that Springtime seems to be upon us at last, you'll be looking for some suitably 'fresh and lively' reading material for your Young Readers!   Just to remind you that CALL's PowerPoint bookshelf is available for download with links to lots of ready m...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

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 e...

Created on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted by 

A new free resource book on dyslexia is available. Although written mainly for adults who have dyslexia it may be of interest to a more general audience that includes parents of children with dyslexia. Written anonymously by an adult who has dyslexia it takes a holistic approach to reading. It de...