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Bookbug 2018/19 bags announced

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2018/19 Bookbug Bag Books

Book selection distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3-year old in Scotland.

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Ryan O'Connor

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipient of Next Chapter Award 2018

Ryan O'Connor, from Glasgow, is the latest recipient of the Next Chapter Award, given to an unpublished writer over the age of 40

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Statement in support of Moray school librarians

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, has spoken in support of efforts to stop the proposed 50% cut to the number of secondary school librarians in Moray.

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Scotland’s football clubs to get children reading – with the help of free match tickets!

The SPFL Trust and Scottish Book Trust today (6 February 2018) launched a pioneering pilot project, which aims to encourage kids to read.

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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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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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Chae Strathie with his winning book

Bookbug Picture Book Prize Winner Revealed

The winner of the 2018 Bookbug Picture Book Prize is Gorilla Loves Vanilla by Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne, published by Scholastic. A record number of votes, 22,857 in total, were cast for the award by post and online. The award is run by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing...

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Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Friendly Celebrate 20 years of school tours

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour today launched its 20th anniversary celebrations.

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Scottish Book Trust Announces New Teen Writers & Illustrators

Seven teenage writers and illustrators have been recruited to steer the nationwide What's Your Story?programme

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Wuthering Heights voted Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book

Wuthering Heights voted Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book

Kate Bush’s hit song, Wuthering Heights, has been revealed as Scotland’s favourite song inspired by a book or poem, in a vote for Book Week Scotland.

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