Scottish Book Trust Videos

Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh

Engaging Pupils with Creative Writing

Chris Leslie

How do you sell the idea of creative writing to children, particularly reluctant readers and writers? Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh explains how writing your own bad story and sharing it with your class can give you a great base to work from.

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Introduction to Bookbug

Introduction to Bookbug

Sarah Barrie

Scottish Book Trust's Early Years programme, Bookbug, encourages parents and children to share books together from birth. The Bookbug programme provides four free packs of books to every child in Scotland, as well as providing free, fun activities such as Bookbug Sessions in almost all libraries across Scotland. Watch our video to find out how you and your family can get involved.

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Scottish Children's Book Awards

Sarah Barrie

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards are Scotland’s largest children’s book award and are split over three age categories: 3-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-16 years. The awards are voted for exclusively by thousands of children and young people from all across Scotland.

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Nick Sharratt

Authors Live: Nick Sharratt

Sarah Barrie

Register Now to watch this event! If you register before the 17 October 2015 you will automatically be entered into a competition with a chance to win aclass set of books.

Award-winning author and illustrator Nick Sharratt hosts a live draw-along.

Nick demonstrates how to draw many of his famous characters, such as Tracy Beaker and Daisy. With his expert tips, children can now create their very own cast of story characters!

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