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Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour, we have asked our author's about life on tour!

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

In October 2017, award-winning author and illustrator Ed Vere visited primary schools in East and West Dunbartonshire and North Aryshire on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

In January 2017, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took brilliant illustrator and author Nick Sharratt to Liverpool for an extra special week of school events. Nick saw 2400 P1-4 pupils from 19 schools, and inspired lots of wonderful drawings during his workshops.

In March, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett to Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire for a special week of school events! She visited 650 P1-3 pupils at 13 schools and had everyone drawing!

Emily Gravett, author and illustrator of Monkey and Me and Orange Pear Apple Bear, gives top tips on how to draw Pete the Badger from her latest book Tidy. Watch Emily's video and draw Pete the Badger yourself! 

Laura Ellen Anderson, author and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin and Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back, gives her top tips on how to draw your favourite dastardly penguin. Watch her video and then have a go at drawing him yourself! 

In May 2017, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took phenomenal graphic novelist, illustrator and author Laura Ellen Anderson to the Western Isles for an exciting week of schools events.

Find out how Kirstin Armstrong, art teacher at Greenfaulds High School, used Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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