Writers for Children

The children's programme at Scottish Book Trust is dedicated to bringing the joys of reading, and indeed writing, to children and young people right across Scotland, whatever their circumstances or background may be.

We firmly believe that the best way to get children excited about books and reading is to provide them with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators and hear them talk about their work, together with innovative reading and writing projects to inspire even the most reluctant of readers.

We can only achieve this in partnership with the many - nearly a hundred in total - first-class authors and illustrators for young people resident in Scotland. They are quite simply the key to what we do - we couldn't exist without them.

BRAW Network (Books Reading And Writing)


BRAW is a network of Scottish children's writers and illustrators, who originally came together to promote books, reading and writing, by authors and illustrators living in Scotland, to Scottish children and young people.
BRAW was initially funded by the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund and the Volant Trust but is now funded by Scottish Book Trust's children's programme.

Here are some SBT projects that you might find interesting. Alternatively, go to the children and young people's section of the website.