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John Fardell

John Fardell visits Northern Ireland schools for 20th Anniversary

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and, from 22 to 26 January, as part of the all-star anniversary celebrations, John Fardell will visit pupils in Northern Ireland for a wonderful week of school events.

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Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients of New Writers Awards 2018

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has supported over 90 creative individuals through the New Writers Awards since 2009. Today, Scottish Book Trust announces the 10 new awardees for this prestigious prize, which is supported by Creative...

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Chae Strathie with his winning book

Bookbug Picture Book Prize Winner Revealed

The winner of the 2018 Bookbug Picture Book Prize is Gorilla Loves Vanilla by Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne, published by Scholastic. A record number of votes, 22,857 in total, were cast for the award by post and online. The award is run by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing...

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Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Friendly Celebrate 20 years of school tours

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour today launched its 20th anniversary celebrations.

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Scottish Book Trust Announces New Teen Writers & Illustrators

Seven teenage writers and illustrators have been recruited to steer the nationwide What's Your Story?programme

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Wuthering Heights voted Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book

Wuthering Heights voted Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book

Kate Bush’s hit song, Wuthering Heights, has been revealed as Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book or poem, in a vote for Book Week Scotland.

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Nourish cover

Writers Voice Their Own Stories for Book Week Scotland

Scottish Book Trust partner with Royal National Institute of Blind People for the Nourish ebook

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Gemma Cairney

Scottish Students’ Health and Wellbeing Tour by Gemma Cairney

Former Radio 1 presenter will discuss bullying, body image, heartbreak and activism

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Deanna Rodger

Spoken word star tours schools for Book Week Scotland

Spoken word star Deanna Rodger is to tour the country for Book Week Scotland, which runs from 27 November to 3 December

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Majority of Scots will give books for Christmas, survey finds

Book Week Scotland poll also reveals Jamie Oliver is nation’s favourite chef More than two-thirds of people in Scotland plan to give books as Christmas gifts, according to a new poll commissioned for the start of Book Week Scotland today (Monday 27 November). A huge 69% of people surveyed said they...

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