Other book festivals are available

The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off today – and as it’s our local, we’re particularly excited about it. FRA writers and illustrators appear at the following [...]

Hannah Foley and how she drew Billy Hippo

Scottish Book Trust has posted an interview with Exeter-based illustrator, Hannah Foley in which she reveals the story behind the story of How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Billy’s story is [...]

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 [...]

How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

Congratulations to Vivian French and Hannah Foley – their gorgeous new picture book, How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim is published! Vivian has written around 300 books for children, and her [...]

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 [...]