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Steve Backshall

Scottish pupils set for deadly encounter with Steve Backshall

Children across Scotland are getting ready to go wild on 12 June, when acclaimed wildlife journalist, adventurer and writer Steve Backshall takes part in a free webcast to be beamed into classrooms across the country as part of Scottish Book Trust’s Authors Live programme. The event, run by...

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Patrick Ness

Free Patrick Ness Webcast Promises More Than Most

Patrick Ness, an author described as ‘the greatest young adult fiction writer of his generation’, will be beamed into classrooms across the UK on 12 June as part of a free webcast for Scottish Book Trust’s Authors Live programme. Young adult fiction fans who watch the event will be plunged into...

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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has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2015 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue a career as a published author. The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in association with...

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Free Lucy Hawking webcast will be out of this world

Children across Scotland are set for an experience that is out of this world on 22 May, when author Lucy Hawking takes part in a free event to be broadcast live across the country as part of Scottish Book Trust’s Authors Live programme. Young fans of science who tune in to the free webcast will be...

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Recipients of 2014 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships Announced

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships , based in France and intended to offer writers time away from their usual environment in order to develop their work, have been awarded to a debut novelist, a children’s playwright and two poets. The...

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National Children’s Literacy Programme is ‘Building Families’

The twins are now more affectionate to other members of the family. Lorna said that “they know how to do a proper cuddle now” and they tell their parents and brother that they love them. – Extract from case study of The Smiths , who took part in the Bookbug for the Home programme. Scotland’s...

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Bookbug and Children

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2014/15 Bookbug Pack Books

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...

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Jess Richards

Author Jess Richards Awarded Ardtornish Retreat 2014

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its 2014 Ardtornish Retreat , which aims to support writing of literary excellence, has been awarded to acclaimed Scottish author Jess Richards. The Ardtornish Retreat, a partnership between Scottish Book Trust and The Ardtornish Estate and...

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John Muir Graphic Novel Front Cover

Pupils to be shown the John Muir Way to a Greener Future

All S1-S3 Pupils in Scotland to Receive Free Graphic Novel about John Muir A graphic novel based upon the life of pioneering conservationist John Muir was launched by Scottish Book Trust today, with free copies going to every secondary school in Scotland, for use by S1, S2 and S3 pupils. Muir, a...

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The Search is on for Scotland’s Home Truths

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people across Scotland to write about what home means to them, with a selection of submissions to be published in a book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2014. Scotland’s Stories of...

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