8 Fantastic Book Week Scotland Events for Children

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Book Week Scotland is a fantastic time for all the family to enjoy some literary fun, and all across the country there are events tailor-made for children and young adults.


Moving Minds Exhibition

Monday 23 November, Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 November, 10:00-closing, Oban Library, Argyll and Bute

This exhibition features the stories of Scottish Travellers, compiled to create a moving and compelling look at their lives and experiences. Organised by MECOPP, an organisation supporting minority ethnic carers, this is sure to be a great experience for all ages, and it's free, so drop in to Oban Library to be a part of it.


The Nuts and Bolts of the Book Industry with Doug Johnstone

Tuesday 24 November, 19:30-21:00, Glen Mhor Hotel, Highland

A fantastic event for aspiring young writers! Doug will be talking about everything from getting an agent and securing a deal to the merits of ebooks versus physical books. Essential for anyone wanting to be in the know. Turn up at the Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness on the day to benefit from Doug's wisdom and experience!


Mark Millar: from Coatbridge to Hollywood

Friday 27 November, 19:00-20:00, Wishaw Library, North Lanarkshire

Mark Millar is a heavyweight of the comic industry, having penned such gems as Kickass and Kingsman. In this chat, he'll talk about the comics that made him a household name and give an insight into his upcoming publication, Jupiter's Legacy.


Creative Cafe Event for Adults and Kids

Saturday 28 November, 10:00-12:30, Greenock Central Library, Inverclyde

This fabulous event has something for everyone: a book sculpture workshop for adults, an illustration workshop for kids, face painting, cakes and coffee and a Bookbug session!


The Great Muckle Itchy Coo Story Time

Saturday 28 November, 11:00-12:00, Mareel Auditorium, Shetland

The Mareel Auditorium plays host to writers Matthew Fitt and Laureen Johnson and the Gruffalo himself. The stage is set for a fabulous hour of stories! The event is free, but we'd advise being quick off the mark.


Draw Along with Nick Sharratt

Saturday 28 November, 11:00-12:00, Strathearn Community Library, Perth and Kinross

Nick Sharratt is one of the best-loved illustrators in children's fiction, his hallmark style having appeared in stories by Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, Kes Gray and many more! In this event at Strathearn Community Library, Nick will lead the audience in a draw along session (you can find a taster of what to expect in our recorded Authors Live event with Nick). Tickets are free. Happy drawing!


Monkey Puzzle Big Story

Saturday 28 November, 14:00-15:00, Larkhall Library, South Lanarkshire

Julia Donaldson's classic tale of a little monkey searching for his mum is bound to warm hearts young and old, and you can watch it come to life at Larkhall Library. Tickets are £2.10. Don't miss the chance to help the little fella find his way home!


Dark and Light, Stars at Night

Saturday 28 November, 19:00-20:00, Wigtown (venue tbc), Dumfries and Galloway

Join Elizabeth Tindal, one of Dumfries and Galloway's Dark Sky Rangers, as she explains the workings of the cosmos. What makes the stars and moon shine, and what's a shooting star? You'll find out this and more in this fascinating session!


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