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With our Children’s Book Tour we have seen well over 6,000 children across the UK aged between four and 15, and introduced them to a range of authors.  One was Jonathan Meres who delighted pupils with his madcap events and accessible stories had even the most reluctant readers reaching for a book. Read how authors have enthused and inspired young people at the events, covering thought provoking topics such as race and identity and comic ones like Jumblebums and Flapdoodles.

There’s an interview with Sarah Clark about winning a gold medal in Judo at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and how sport can change lives, and Louie Spence gives us some top tips on saving cash with some ‘thrifty tips’ videos.

For those of you who are looking for some Christmas present idea for youngsters, the Scottish Book Trust has reviewed six books by Scottish children’s writers and suitable for pre-schoolers up to teens, including titles like ‘Smelly Louie’ – a dog who likes roll around in the stinkiest things he can find, and ‘The Bubble Wrap Boy’ about Charlie with his hidden skateboarding talent who discovers a huge secret!

And for those of us who are simply young at heart, take a look at our story about some truly awful jokes and a joke book that have raised more than £12,000 to donate to Western Isles care homes.

Scottish Friendly customers across the UK will be receiving their copy of Horizon over the next week or so, in hard copy or electronic form.  You can read all the stories online now in our electronic edition here.

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