This resource supports schools in ensuring their staff are confident in their knowledge of contemporary children's literature and reading materials.
Watch this short video to find out more about key area 1.2.5 Staff knowledge of contemporary children's literature. This is part of our series of webinar shorts, 5 to 10 minute training videos focusing on each key area of the Reading Schools framework.
As our young learners' reading identities begin to form, it is important that they are supported in their choices of books. Understanding genre connections and how to best signpost children and young people to books based on their interests can offer your learners access to a wealth of meaningful texts that they will find great pleasure in reading. Igniting that spark comes with knowledge and we have developed a suite of resources and information to assist teachers in familiarising themselves with contemporary titles to meet the needs of their learners.
Book Discovery Guides
Scottish Book Trust's (this will open in a new window)Book Discovery Guides, produced bi-annually, are full of book recommendations for primary and secondary school pupils, including:
- New highlights from Scottish publishers
- Guest recommendations from booksellers, librarians and more
- Themed booklists
- Top picks from Scottish Book Trust staff
You can also attend Book Discovery CLPL sessions throughout the year. Check our (this will open in a new window)CLPL for learning professionals page for upcoming sessions.
Browse Scottish Book Trust's carefully selected (this will open in a new window)book lists to find something new for your classroom, learners and their families.
There are other resources that you may also find of interest for this key area: