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Award-winning author Andy Stanton visits local schools for 20th Anniversary of Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Award-winning author Andy Stanton will visit schools in the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland from 24 – 28 September as part of the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

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Scottish Book Trust Appoints Director of Programme

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Ward to the position of Director of Programme. Rosemary Ward comes to Scottish Book Trust with over 25 years of educational experience having been a primary...

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10 Scottish Schools Receive Free Author Residencies

Schools to receive fully-funded author residencies announced

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Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize has been announced

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Scotland’s top teacher or librarian sought for National Award

Nominations open today for Scottish Book Trust’s Learning Professional Award 2019

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2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist announced

The search is on for the nation’s favourite teen book

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Children reading together

£40,000 Funding Announced for Glasgow Reading Buddies

£40,000 has been awarded to encourage reading for pleasure in Glasgow primary schools.

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Bookbug Sessions Launch in Glasgow

Bookbug Sessions have begun in libraries across Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow Life, following a family event at Library at The Bridge, Easterhouse on Sunday (29 July). The Bookbug Sessions, part of Scottish Book Trust’s early years programme, are inclusive and welcoming, free, fun-filled...

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Writers aged over 40 invited to apply for national award

Scottish Book Trust has announced that the Next Chapter Award 2019 , to support a talented yet unpublished writer over the age of 40, has opened for applications. The Next Chapter Award supports an emerging writer for whom finding time and space to write has proved especially challenging...

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Top Authors Thrill Pupils at Free Glasgow Event

Top children’s authors and illustrators thrilled 2000 Scottish pupils at a celebration event in Glasgow yesterday.

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