Scottish Book Trust Announces 2014/15 Bookbug Pack Books

Bookbug and Children
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Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce that the books chosen for the 2014/15 Bookbug packs, to be distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3 year old in Scotland between April 2014 and April 2015, are as follows:

Baby Pack

  • Peekaboo Park by Emily Bolam

          Macmillan (Campbell Books)

  • Little Book of Little Babies  by Antonia Miller

          Usborne Children’s Books

  • What Can I Feel? by Annie Kubler

          Child’s Play


Toddler Pack

  • Funny Face by Nicola Smee


  • Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood


  • A Boot, A Hat, Now Who Is That? by Sally Symes and illustrated by Nick Sharratt

          Walker Books


Pirate Pack

  • Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

         Walker Books

  • My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid and illustrated by Arthur Robins

          Orchard (Hachette Children’s Books)

  • My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson

          Random House

 The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack for 2014/15 will be made up of the three shortlisted books from the Bookbug category of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015, which will be announced on 28th August. These packs will then be distributed to Primary 1 children during Book Week Scotland (24 November – 30 November 2014.)

 Bookbug is Scotland’s national book gifting programme, encouraging parents and children to share books together from birth. We gift books to every baby, toddler, 3 and 5-year-old in Scotland in five free Bookbug packs:

  • Baby pack (gifted by a health visitor to every baby)
  • Toddler pack (gifted by a health visitor to every toddler)
  • Pirate pack (gifted at nursery to every 3-year-old)
  • Primary 1 Family Pack (gifted at school to every P1 pupil)
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library (free books delivered monthly to every Looked After Child aged 0-5 in Scotland)

Bookbug Sessions are run by local libraries or community groups. These are free, fun-filled story and rhyme sessions for 0-4-year-olds, attended by more than 480,000 parents and children a year. For details of local Bookbug Sessions go to

 Bookbug is run by Scottish Book Trust and funded by the Scottish Government. Bookbug Session Leader Training is funded by the Scottish Government Youth Music Initiative programme. Local pack gifting and coordination of Bookbug Sessions and Bookbug’s Library Challenge is organised by local authorities via the library service or education department in conjunction with the NHS. For more information go to

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