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Hello!

My name's Scott and I'm a primary school teacher from South Wales who loves to read. I'm most often seen with a children's book (or ten!) in hand, searching out the next new addition to read and recommend to my class.

I believe that every child can be a reader, and should experience the self-discovery and joy of reading, which means finding the right book for the right child at the right time.

As a child myself, I didn't read much fiction and I favoured non-fiction instead. However, I think this can be explained because of the lack of choice, variety, promotion, representation and awareness of children's literature out there compared to how it has vastly improved today - twenty years later.

We are currently living in a golden age of children's literature. However with all this choice comes greater responsibility in ensuring that the choice is the correct one. This is my website to help you as children, parents, schools and teachers to get to know the books that will help your children to discover a love of reading.

Keep reading!

More About Scott

He reads, reviews and recommends a range of children's literature on his website and YouTube channel, both called The Reader Teacher which are designed for teachers, schools, parents and children to find the best books.

 

He also hosts #PrimarySchoolBookClub - a monthly Twitter-based children's book club, chat and vote for anyone working in primary education to read the latest literature.

Before training as a teacher, Scott Evans worked in local libraries and is passionate about the importance of school libraries. Scott has previously appeared on and written for the BBC discussing ideas on how to encourage a love of reading and raising children as readers.

 

He has worked with organisations such as Waterstones, BookTrust and Literature Wales, as well as with many leading and independent children’s books publishers to produce resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

 

Scott has also been a judge on the panels for the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies), the Branford Boase Award; the Read for Empathy Collection and the Wales Book of the Year Award.

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About
Scott Evans

Scott Evans is a primary school teacher, reading for pleasure adviser and enthusiast, and children’s books consultant, content creator, critic and influencer.

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I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect and chat books.

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