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Book Blurb Quiz
Book Blurb Quiz

A printable quiz for middle-upper primary challenging pupils to match sentences from children’s book blurbs with their front covers.

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Book discovery guide
Book Discovery Guide

Research by the Open University shows that teacher knowledge of contemporary children's books makes a big difference when it comes to instilling a love of reading in pupils.

This Book Discovery Guide, produced by Scottish Book Trust for the First Minister's Reading Challenge, is full of book recommendations and themed booklists to help you find great reads for primary and secondary school pupils, including:

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Case studies and inspiration

Our blog is full of ideas about building a reading culture and encouraging young people to read for pleasure, with case studies from participants, book suggestions and more!

A classroom of children from Tulliallan Primary, holding up different books
Tulliallan Primary School's Reading Journey
5 September 2022

Starting our reading journey

In the last year, Primary 5 from Tulliallan Primary School took part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge for the first time.

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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon standing at a microphone at a Reading Challenge celebration event
Welcome back to the Reading Challenge!
2 September 2022

Welcome (or welcome back!) to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. This article will introduce you to the new format of the Reading Challenge, and hopefully answer your key questions about the programme.  
 

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