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A national reading celebration: Culture Secretary reveals full programme for Book Week Scotland

More than 350 free events are planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today. Ms Hyslop was at the National Library of Scotland to unveil the full programme for Book Week Scotland, organised by Scottish Book Trust and taking place...

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The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack

Scottish Book Trust celebrates Book Week Scotland by giving pack of books to every Primary 1 child in the country

For the first time, every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland will be given their very own Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack, to help create a lasting link between school and home, and emphasise the importance of both in supporting a child’s reading. The 60,000 packs will include three picture books by leading...

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Francesca Simon with Horrid Henry and school pupils

Study Highlights Benefits of Participation in Live Author Events

Pupils who participate in the events are more confident and engaged.

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Barry Hutchison

Author Barry Hutchison On Horror and Horsemen Tour

He'll be visiting schools in the Greater Manchester area between 8 and 12 October 2012.

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Julia Donaldson

Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson Inspires Children to Read With Scottish Library Tour

This September more than 1100 Scottish children will be given the chance to spend time with picture book author and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson in the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour . The libraries tour will see Julia visit 35 libraries across the UK from John O’Groats to Lands End...

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Scottish Book Trust Seeks Book Loving Superheroes

The search begins for The League of Extraordinary Booklovers , a group of people from all walks of life who love books and reading, and are willing to volunteer to share their passion and expert knowledge with readers across the nation during the first Book Week Scotland (26 November – 2 December...

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Scottish Book Trust Launches Search for New Writing Talent

Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2012/13 are now open. With an additional three awards available this year, a total of 11 unpublished writers will be given the opportunity to pursue their dream of a career in writing. The New Writers Awards are managed...

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2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards Shortlist Announcement

The highly anticipated shortlist for this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards has been announced today, Monday 25 th June. Run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland, the Scottish Children’s Book Awards are Scotland’s largest children’s book awards, recognising excellence...

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A national celebration of reading: Culture Secretary announces Book Week Scotland 2012

Scotland will host its first ever national week-long celebration of reading in 2012 – The Year of Creative Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today. The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs joined author Ian Rankin and Scots Makar Liz Lochhead at the Writer’s Museum in...

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David Walliams to Appear in Classrooms Across the UK

David Walliams, the multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and children’s author, is to take part in a live internet broadcast to tens of thousands of children across the UK on 10 th May. The free Authors Live event, run by Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning, will be filmed in London and...

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