Bookzilla is Scottish Book Trust's free app for early secondary school students in Scotland, designed by and with teenagers. The app encourages pupils to read for pleasure, whether they are already regular readers or just embarking on their reading journey, including book recommendations, ratings and reading dares.
This resource includes ideas for using the app in school, including activities to use in school library sessions, class time and book group meetings.
This resource outlines how focusing on reading for pleasure with the First Minister’s Reading Challenge can help you achieve your aims as a school, from raising attainment to improving pupils’ health and wellbeing.
This resource pack was created in partnership with Into Film to help you make connections between reading for pleasure and film-making.
Part 1 of this resource guides you through a number of creative ways to respond to what you are reading using film, from book review videos to book trailers. Part 2 gives you great tips on how to illustrate your reading journey through film, which is particularly useful if you are submitting an entry to one of the challenges at the end of the year and would like to do so through a video.
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!
Little things make a big difference
When you're building a reading culture, it can be hard to know where to start – there are so many different directions you could go in, and you might need to balance your ideas with the amount of time or resources you have available.
Get ready for World Book Day
As primary and secondary schools, libraries and community groups everywhere get ready for World Book Day on 5 March, we wanted to share some ideas to help you have your best reading celebration yet. Just one day of celebrating books and reading didn't feel like enough f