Book Tour News

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

This Autumn the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour took legendary, Carnegie award winning author and screenwriter David Almond on a blustery trip round the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Midlothian. S1-3 pupils from local secondary schools had been excitedly preparing for David’s visit, with the help of school librarians it seemed everyone knew about David and his books, especially Skellig, the book that made his…

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Beautiful Autumn colours have arrived in Scotland, so what better time to visit Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Midlothian with one of the UK’s best-loved authors David Almond. Competition Time To celebrate David’s tour, we are giving away two signed and dedicated copies of his books. The renowned Skellig and more recent mythical retelling, A Song for Ella Gray courtesy of Hodder Children’s Books. To…

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This September the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour took amazingly talented illustrator, author and current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell on a national tour of Scotland. What better way to tell the story of the week than through excerpts from his Laureate Log, in which he illustrates everything he does for his Laureateship. The week began at Waterstones in Glasgow where Chris was invited to draw…

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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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