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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Olive Jones and the Memory Thief with Kate Gilby Smith

Apply now for a fantastic in-person event for P5–7 pupils with Kate Gilby-Smith, author of Olive Jones and the Memory Thief

Applications for this event are now closed.

Kate was born on the sunny island of Guernsey. It was daydreaming during a philosophy of time travel seminar at Edinburgh University that she first had the idea for her first book, The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody.

Kate's event focusses on her latest book, Olive Jones and the Memory Thief, which is ideal for any budding scientists, tech industry pioneers and daydreamers in your classroom! If they like talking about flying cars or real-life time travel, this will be right up their neon-lit street. There are even some brilliant interactive activities to get children thinking about how they can come up with their own futuristic gadgets.

Both of Kate's books feature strong female protagonists with interests in STEM subjects. A large part of Kate's event is about the sci-fi genre and what makes it so much fun – the imaginative possibilities when we look at our modern technology and where that might take us.

Find out more about Kate Gilby Smith(this will open in a new window)

When: Thursday 23–Friday 24 June 2022

Who: Primary schools

Where: Your school (Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, West Lothian)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P5–7 (ages 9–12)

Audience size: Any

Deadline: Wednesday 8 June, 12 noon

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).