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Molly Arbuthnott

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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Molly Arbuthnott is a teacher, author, editor, and academic from Scotland, UK. She is passionate about the promotion of children’s literature. With a solid understanding of literature and the ability to read, she believes you can take on the world.

She uses her experiences from life as inspiration for her writing. Each story is loosely based on family or friends who have been important in her life whilst also trying to tell stories in an honest and gentle way. Teaching children to look out for others, work as a team and not to be afraid of doing the right thing is important. Such lessons might then filter through and be reflected in the way we live in the magical world around us.
Each book teams up with a charity which is associated with the theme of the book in some way. Part of the profits from book sales are then donated to the designated charities.

Possessing an affinity for the world of books, Molly often finds herself at bookshops, libraries, schools, and book festivals throughout the UK. has also started a My Favourite Books podcast where she chats with young and old about individual and common book interests.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Nature; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100