Picture Books & Resources
Writing doesn’t come easily to all children. It is essential in our lives so we need to inspire children to have positive writing experiences. The following list of books exhibit a variety of writing styles. Use them to inspire children in their writing endeavours as well as being prompts for writing activities.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
PBS Parents: Helping Your Five-Year-Old Become a Writer
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: Developing Communication Skills
Virtual Lab School: Communication: School-Age Children
Teaching Ideas: Creative Writing Ideas
Greeting Card Association: Primary School Activity Pack
Royal Mail: Greeting Cards Activity Pack
Royal Mail: The Postal Service in the First World War
Royal Museums Greenwich: Stories From the Sea – Writing About a Mystery
Character: Persuasive Letter Writing to Solve Problems lesson plan
Read Write Think: Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing
Kids’ Health: Let’s Communicate
Royal Mail: How The Penny Black Stamp Changed Our World
Scholastic: Vocabulary Development
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Better Words Classroom Activity
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Foundation Stage Writing
British Red Cross: Identity and belonging
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Belonging and Cooperating unit
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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