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Every P1 Child in Scotland will receive a free bag of books during Book Week Scotland

Every P1 child to get three free books during Book Week Scotland

As part of Book Week Scotland 2014, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every Primary 1 child in Scotland

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Write a Love Letter to your Library for Book Week Scotland

Write a Love Letter to your Library for Book Week Scotland

Book lovers across Scotland are being encouraged to declare their true feelings for their favourite library by penning a love letter describing why they would be lost without it

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Book Week Scotland 2014

Read All About Book Week Scotland 2014

The full programme for Scotland’s third national celebration of books and reading was announced today, Wednesday 8 October.

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Gail Honeyman

Next Chapter Award Recipient Announced

An aspiring author from Glasgow has been announced as the recipient of Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award 2014 , which is intended to support a talented yet unpublished writer over the age of 40 for whom finding time and space to write has proved especially challenging. Gail Honeyman, a...

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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has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2015 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue a career as a published author.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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Sharing a book

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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