Bookbug Week 2016

Thank you to everyone who got involved in Bookbug Week 2016 – we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

The week got off to a flying start with our Bookbug Week flagship event for children and families at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre near Stirling. We had a wonderful turn out for this fun-packed event, which included a story session with picture book author Simon Puttock, plenty of Bookbug Sessions, some wonderful craft activities, and a very special visit from Bookbug.

Over 300 events took place across the week, many of which embraced the theme of ‘Around the World with Bookbug’. Stories, songs, and rhymes were enjoyed in German, Chinese, Gaelic, and French – to name but a few – and the beautiful maps and postcards designed exclusively for Bookbug Week by Eilidh Muldoon were also put to great use in libraries and community groups. Some nurseries and early years groups were lucky enough to invite children’s authors and story tellers to their Bookbug Week celebrations with support from our Live Literature programme; for those who missed this opportunity, it’s not too late to watch the wonderful Ed Vere in a special Author’s Live event for Bookbug Week on our website.

Thank you to everyone who entered our Bookbug Week competition to win a family membership for Historic Scotland, or our daily ‘Where’s Bookbug’ competition on Facebook - it was wonderful to have so many people joining in the fun.

Keep an eye on the Bookbug webpages for more information about the Bookbug programme, as well as regular competitions and blogs from early years experts.

We look forward to celebrating Bookbug Week again with you next year!


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