Video Podcasts

Parents and children enjoy Bookbug Sessions

Bookbug Sessions

Paul Gallagher

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. 

Each session lasts around 40 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

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Michael Morpurgo

Authors Live: Highlights Reel

Paul Gallagher

Since the first Authors Live online broadcast in March 2010, over 600,000 people have watched Authors Live events live, and over 200,000 people have watched videos of the events in 153 countries all over the world.

If you've never experienced Authors Live, watch this highlights video to see what you've been missing! Featuring some of the best-known children's writers in the UK, including Andy Stanton, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Eoin Colfer, Francesca Simon, Oliver Jeffers and more, these events are inspiring, funny and insightful.

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Darren Shan photo by Scottish Book Trust

Authors Live: Darren Shan

Chris Newton

Authors Live brought the master of horror, Darren Shan, to screens across the UK on Thursday 24th January 2013.

Darren’s writing has entered a terrifying new world - a world full of Zom-B’s! Do you have the guts to hear extracts from the Zom-B series? Edgy, confrontational and punchy, Zom-B brings together all the classic Shan trademarks that have turned him into a global writing superstar. 

Transcript

To download a complete transcript of this event, please click here. 

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Book Week Scotland Video

Brianne Moore

Whether you were there in person or just wish you had been, here's your chance to relive or catch up on some of the best parts of Book Week Scotland 2012. Discover some beautiful sculptures, join the Reading Hour and a Gaelic Bookbug session and learn more about what the week and its events were all about.

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Paul Lyalls performing his poetry

Authors Live: Poetry Slam

Geraldine Jack

Authors Live has put a new spin on the traditional notion of poetry, with three of Britain’s best-loved poets; Paul Lyalls, Elspeth Murray and Dizraeli waging verbal battle against each other in front of a live online audience. But that is not all, as we have superstar of the spoken word Lemn Sissay reading two poems and he has also been compering the slam. Expect lively debate, quick wits, lots of laughs and above all, expect the unexpected!

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