Book Tour News

Latest news and coverage of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book tour including competitions, photos, videos and more.

The Scottish Friendly Children’s book tour rolls on again this coming week. From the 10th of September, award-winning children's illustrator, author and current Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell will be visiting schools in Scotland. In his role as Children's Laureate, Chris has been tasked with promoting children's literature and inspiring children to read. His distinctive illustrations have won wide acclaim and we’ve been lucky enough to…

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This June we took Carnegie Shortlisted author, Elizabeth Wein on tour. Elizabeth is the author of three brilliant books for teenagers each featuring female pilots in wartime. Her first book, Code Name Verity was shortlisted for the Carnegie in 2013 and her most recent book Black Dove, White Raven was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2016. Armed only with a selection of Ordnance…

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The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour went south of the border this June, hitting the B roads and navigating our way to 9 schools the length and breadth of Norfolk with just an ordinance survey map, a compass and historical fiction author and daredevil pilot Elizabeth Wein! Elizabeth’s current trilogy of historical fiction centring on heroic women pilots in wartime are creating quite a buzz…

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Competition Time! To celebrate Elizabeth’s upcoming tour we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest book Black Dove, White Raven. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below: In her book the family emigrate to Ethiopia, what three colours make up the Ethiopian flag? Black, yellow and red Blue, yellow and red Green, yellow and red…

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In May 2016 the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour visited primary schools in The Highlands with the amazing author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre. Over the course of an action-packed week Sarah, always wearing an amazing costume visited 10 primary schools, taking more than 1800 pupils on a great adventure into the madcap world of her latest book Pugs of the Frozen North. She read excerpts…

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One amazing author and illustrator, 30 snow experts and 1830 pugs face smelly snow and peculiar perils on an epic illustrated race to the frozen north. Children in the Highlands were very excited when Sarah McIntyre turned up at their school in her refrigerated pug bus. Wearing colourful costumes and with her snow expert Professor Snowstorm in tow, she took them on an exciting adventure…

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Spring has finally arrived in Scotland. To celebrate, the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is heading up to The Highlands with the fantastic author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre. Competition Time! To celebrate Sarah’s upcoming tour we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest madcap adventure Pugs Of The Frozen North. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the…

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Taking authors on The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is always full of surprises, but when a real leopard skin, hippo tooth and a rubber duck sprang out of Christiane’s suitcase, as if from one of the pages of her amazing pop-up books, we wondered what we had let ourselves in for. All would become clear over the course of the week, as Christiane fuelled…

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In March 2016 the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour visited primary schools in Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee with the award winning non-fiction writer Christiane Dorion. Over the course of a jam-packed week Christiane visited 10 primary schools, fueling pupils’ imaginations with facts and trivia taken from her latest books How The World Began and How Animals Live. Christiane wowed wide-eyed pupils with a real…

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Happy British Science Week everyone! Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is celebrating all things Science by heading to Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee with the exciting author Christiane Dorion. If you’d like to follow our progress while on tour and learn some fascinating facts you can follow us on Twitter by searching #HowTheWorldWorksTour Competition Time! To celebrate British Science Week and Christiane’s upcoming tour we…

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