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First Minister with schoolchildren

Reading Challenge Expanding

Evaluation shows positive impact on schools.

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Statement from Scottish Book Trust

Unfortunately the press release issued by the Glasgow Courts Press Agency yesterday (12 March) about funds embezzled from the charity, South Glasgow Childcare Partnership Forum, states that the charity involved in this incident is Bookbug, which is factually incorrect. Bookbug is not a charity. It...

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Julia Donaldson Visits Libraries Across Scotland for 20th Anniversary of Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Tour dates are included in this release. If you are interested in an interview with Julia Donaldson or would like a reporter or photographer to attend one of the events please contact: or 0131 524 0184 2018 marks the 20 th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly...

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Vivian and Eileen

Vivian French Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Head Teacher Eileen Littlewood also recognised at Scottish Book Trust Awards

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Caighlan Smith

Scottish Teenage Book Prize Winner 2018 Revealed

Caighlan Smith, author of Children of Icarus, has been named winner of the 2018 Scottish Teenage Book Prize

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Bookbug 2018/19 bags announced

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2018/19 Bookbug Bag Books

Book selection distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3-year old in Scotland.

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Ryan O'Connor

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipient of Next Chapter Award 2018

Ryan O'Connor, from Glasgow, is the latest recipient of the Next Chapter Award, given to an unpublished writer over the age of 40

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Statement in support of Moray school librarians

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, has spoken in support of efforts to stop the proposed 50% cut to the number of secondary school librarians in Moray.

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Scotland’s football clubs to get children reading – with the help of free match tickets!

The SPFL Trust and Scottish Book Trust today (6 February 2018) launched a pioneering pilot project, which aims to encourage kids to read.

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John Fardell

John Fardell visits Northern Ireland schools for 20th Anniversary

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and, from 22 to 26 January, as part of the all-star anniversary celebrations, John Fardell will visit pupils in Northern Ireland for a wonderful week of school events.

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