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    Bernard MacLaverty's Writing Workshop for My Favourite Place

    We recently launched our writing workshops which are running all around the country as part of My Favourite Place. We kicked off with a workshop at North Edinburgh Arts on the 12th June, with acclaimed writer Bernard MacLaverty , and the series will continue nationwide. S Emily Dodd, Edinburgh-...

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  • Colourful Books

    Volunteering at Linlithgow Academy Library

    Christopher has just completed his first year at Linlithgow Academy and helps out in his school library. With ambitions to one day become a journalist, he talks here about how his newly-refurbished library helps himself and his fellow students study, socialise and learn. The Library at Linlithgow...

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    Education roundup: June

    A look at news, practice and resources from around Scotland. Resource of the month Edinburgh City Libraries have produced a wonderful resource for teachers this month! The Whose Town is it Anyway resource provides a wealth of information about the lives of a group of people from Edinburgh's past...

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  • Sharing a Shell Cover

    Holiday Reading Recommendations

    With the school holidays on the way, the Bookbug team have devised a wee list of summer picture book reads. Perfect for sunny and rainy days! Sharing a Shell – Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks The little hermit crab loves his new shell and doesn’t want to share it. But it’s only when his friends...

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  • Anna Rickards: Oliver Jeffers Masterclass

    Scottish Book Trust recently hosted an Illustration Masterclass by the award-winning artist and author Oliver Jeffers, at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. Young writer Anna Rickards attended this event and has reported back on Oliver’s thoughts on illustration, the techniques he...

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    Writing Without Borders

    Just over six years ago, I began writing a story while I was at home recovering from a cold. I sat in a rocking chair and scribbled with a pencil stub in a notebook. I had no idea what I was doing but the Muse was shouting in my ear to get on with it, whatever it was. So I kept going and the pages...

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