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:
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!
Fewer books, more engagement with Carmuirs Primary School
Mary Jalland, Primary 1 teacher at Carmuirs Primary School in Falkirk, writes about her innovative approach to engaging younger readers with books by offering a curated, smaller choice of titles.
Welcome back to the Reading Challenge
We can’t believe it’s October already and we’re into another year of the First Minister's Reading Challenge! We’ve been delighted to see so many of you register for this year’s challenge already.