Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour brings authors, illustrators and a variety of other creative practitioners to schools, libraries and public venues.

A Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour event

The tour hosts fully-funded events with authors, illustrators, poets, storytellers and other creative practitioners in every local authority in Scotland. The tour also visits schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Previous tours included Julia Donaldson, Chris Riddell, Joseph Coelho, Pamela Butchart and David Almond.

Giving pupils the opportunity to meet these fabulous authors helps to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration in schools.

Upcoming tours

Chris Judge

Chris Judge is the author of The Lonely Beast series and author and illustrator of Create Your Own series with his brother Andrew Judge. He'll be touring in Dundee 30 September - 4 October 2019.

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Non Pratt

Music, rebellion, hard-hitting topics and pushing boundaries are themes that run through Non Pratt’s books. She'll be touring schools in East Ayrshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde and East Dunbartonshire from 28 October – 1 November 2019

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Video Celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Children's Book Tour

Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly have been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years and they continue to offer support to the touring programme. We reach an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of different communities, from rural schools with 8 pupils in Mouswald to a 2000 seat theatre.

Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, who have been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products. You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website.