Interviews

Vivian French, children’s author

Vivian French: The Beauty of Rhyme

Vivian French, children’s author, acknowledges the benefits of rhyme – children love rhyme, and things we hear in rhyme are much easier to remember.

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Karyn McCluskey, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Karyn McCluskey: How Books and Reading Can Make Scotland Better

Karyn McCluskey is the Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Her passion is for reducing violence and making Scotland a better society.

She recognises that the early years play an important part in this – especially the mellow time that reading aloud promotes.

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Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk: How Books Help Children Learn About the World

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk shares her thoughts on how children are learning about the world – and how books support this.

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Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

Tam Baillie: The Parent-Child Relationship

Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, recognises that the relationship between parent and child is at the core of development.

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William Goldsmith in his studio

William Goldsmith on Illustrating the John Muir Graphic Novel

The Glasgow-based illustrator talks about what it was like to work on the John Muir graphic novel

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Alan Bissett, author of Boy Racers

Alan Bissett interview on The Trick is to Keep Breathing - part 2

Alan Bissett talks about how a second reading developed his perspective on the book.

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Marcus Sedgwick in the Western Isles

Marcus Sedgwick's Steps to Perfect Plotting

The award-wining king of modern gothic shares his storytelling secrets - from a beach in Barra!

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Daniella Sacerdoti holding a copy of Really Weird Removals

SCBA 2013 Author Videos - Daniella Sacerdoti

Children's author Daniella Sacerdoti reads from her book Really Weird Removals.com, which has been shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards.

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Janis MacKay on a bridge in the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

SCBA 2013 Author Videos - Janis MacKay

Children's author Janis MacKay reads from her novel The Accidental Time Traveller, which has been shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Children's Book Awards.

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Claire McFall standing on a bridge at a river in Innerleithen

SCBA 2013 Author Videos - Claire McFall

Children's author Claire McFall reads from her novel Ferryman, which has been shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Children's Book Awards, and talks about the sometimes painful process of writing and editing...

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