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Books recommended for less robust readers aged 3 to 13

Beanstalk, the charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in early years settings and primary schools to children who have fallen behind with [...]

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Live Literature – a writer in residence for your school?

Yesterday we had the great news that L J MacWhirter, author of the captivating Black Snow Falling which will be published this summer by Scotland Street Press, has been accepted for registration [...]

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Don’t go into the water!

Here’s Nessie as you have never seen her before! Thrilling, dynamic, edge-of-your-seat storytelling in words and pictures from Lari Don and Nataša Ilinčić in The Treasure of the Loch Ness [...]

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair

We’re just back from this annual trade fair – a gathering of people from all over the world who work in some way with books for young people. So, walking the long rows of colourful [...]

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They heard a distant splash…

‘A wave sped across the surface of the water and sloshed against Kenneth’s boots…’ Lari Don‘s latest picture book, published in Floris’s Traditional Scottish [...]

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First Aid covers

It’s 10 years today since Lari Don’s first novel – First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – hit the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Here it is in its various [...]

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Coming in June – Chris Higgins’ new teen novel!

The cover for A Boy Called Ocean has just been released by Hachette. Chris Higgins – author of 32C, that’s Me, Pride and Penalties, and The Day I Met Suzie among many other [...]

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Diana Hendry – More adventures for the Coggin family!

Diana Hendry really is a writer for all ages – poet and short story writer for adults, picture book writer for wee ones, YA writer for older teens and, of course, award-winning writer of [...]

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Vivian French – awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

Scottish Book Trust’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 has been awarded to Vivian French to mark the vast range of activities in which she’s involved throughout the UK, in addition [...]

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Sue Purkiss – and the delights of school visits

There are a fair number of no-so-happy stories circulating about author visits in schools, so here’s an entirely positive story for World Book Day, largely celebrated in schools who value [...]

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