Book Tour News

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

Summer has arrived and to celebrate, the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is heading up to the Western Isles, to dip our toes in the turquoise waters with fantastic author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. Competition Time To celebrate Laura’s upcoming tour, we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her brilliant Graphic Novels Evil Emperor Penguin and Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back!…

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In March, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett to Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire for a special week of school events! Before becoming an illustrator Emily Gravett spent almost a decade travelling round the UK in a big yellow bus and spent one cold winter in a makeshift campsite just outside of Dumfries. She is now a…

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Spring has finally sprung, so we are heading to beautiful Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire on Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the brilliant, award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett! Competition Time To celebrate Emily’s upcoming tour, we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest book Tidy, a beautifully illustrated and humorous tale of an overzealous Badger, obsessed with keeping…

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Scotland and Ireland are both steeped in myths and legends, so who better to take on the Scottish Friendly Children Book Tour’s very first trip to Northern Ireland than award-winning Scottish author and storyteller Lari Don. Over the course of a busy week, we snaked our way all around Northern Ireland from its northernmost tip Londonderry, out to the east coast and an atmospheric evening…

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Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool with Nick Sharratt Celebrated author and illustrator Nick Sharratt needs little introduction. He is known all over the world for his rich, iconic illustration style found most notably in his collaborations with Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson but also his own award-winning picture books such as recent Bookbug Picture Book Prize winner, Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!…

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Her first children’s book, First Aid For Fairies, was published in 2008 and won a Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books a year later The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is exploring new territory this year and in February we are heading across the Irish Sea, taking brilliant Scottish storyteller Lari Don to Northern Ireland and visiting over 1500 pupils from 13 schools. Competition…

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It’s chilly up north this Winter, so we are heading south of the border in search of warmer climes and to spread the love of books as the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour goes to Liverpool with the brilliant and colourful illustrator and author Nick Sharratt! Competition Time To celebrate Nick’s upcoming tour, we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of his Bookbug…

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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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