Elizabeth Laird

Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

Elizabeth Laird's novel Welcome to Nowhere is a sensitive and gripping portrayal of the Syrian conflict, and has been shortlisted for the 2018 Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Watch this video to find out more about how Elizabeth wrote the book and hear her read from a chapter.

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards presents you with some wonderful opportunities for creative learning, and these resources are the perfect guide for any teacher or librarian looking to explore the books in the Younger Readers Category (8-11 yrs). Inside you'll find activities to help your pupils create a buzz about the shortlist, as well as creative activities based on the books and a guide to writing the perfect review for our review competition.

Witches and Abyssinian princes take centre stage in Elizabeth's historical novels