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Bookbug for All: Supporting Home Educated Children in Shetland

Find out how Bookbug sessions, bags, and resources are being used to support home educated families in Shetland.

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Muriel Spark Burns Bright on Burns Night

Willy Maley discusses the ways Robert Burns' life and work influenced renowned Scottish author, Muriel Spark.

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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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Reader Rants: Public Transport

In this post we take a look at one of a reader's biggest annoyances: reading on public transport.

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Kerr Thomson: 5 tips for using nature to inspire your writing

Award-winning children's author Kerr Thomson has always drawn inspiration from the natural world. In this blog post, young writers can find out his top tips to turn outdoor adventures into fuel for writing.

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Burns for Bairns: Celebrating Scots Stories, Songs and Rhymes

Burns Night is the perfect opportunity to share some Scots stories, songs and rhymes with your wee bairns - here are some of our favourites!

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Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle: how my teenage years in care influenced my writing

To help you and your pupils engage with our Authors Live:Unheard Voices panel event, we asked panelist and author Alex Wheatle to tell us about his childhood experiences and how he makes his voice heard.

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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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Introducing Christina Neuwirth and her Women of Words Doctoral Research Project

Get to know Christina, who's working with us on her doctoral research project Women of Words: Gender equality in contemporary writing and publishing in Scotland.

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Pupils celebrating project

Oceans and Sustainability: Creative Learning at Castleton Primary

Primary 4 pupils from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow were our Schools Champion for Nicola Davies's Authors Live. Inspired by Nicola Davies’s book, Dolphin Baby, the class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

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