Transforming lives through reading and writing

We are a national charity that has been bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland for 21 years.

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Offering the best start with Bookbug for 0–5s

Discover the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Inspiring children and teens to become lifelong readers and writers

Support and ideas for teachers and librarians, including reading recommendations, author event broadcasts and curriculum-linked activities

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Supporting Scotland's writers

Tell the next part of your story. Access targeted support, inspirational writing tips, publishing advice and competitions.

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By supporting our work you are helping children and adults in Scotland unlocking their potential through reading and writing.

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'The children are 'happier, livelier, and more excited about reading' after taking part in the Shared Reading programme.'

Primary One Teacher, Craigroyston Primary School, Edinburgh