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The 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour has reached its final stop after an incredible year of touring some of the most exciting names in children’s literature all over Scotland and the UK. This November we are taking inspirational author Phil Earle back on the road to visit schools in Moray, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perth & Kinross! Phil’s first job was…


Autumn has well and truly arrived and so the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is heading south in search of warmer climes! We will be taking renowned, heavy-weight author Keith Gray back to his roots, visiting secondary schools across Lincolnshire where he grew up! Keith went from ‘reluctant reader’ at school to award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Runner and…


In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This September, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author of the Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton back on the road. Andy first toured…


Today, Thursday 13 September 2018, is Roald Dahl Day, the annual, global celebration of the famous storyteller, his stories and his characters. An annual celebration, Roald Dahl Day happens on or around 13 September, the author’s birthday. Born in Llandaff, Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, Harald Dahl and Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg Roald Dahl went on to write many classic books in his lifetime, including…


In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This June, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning Scottish author, Chae Strathie back on the road. Chae first toured with the Children’s Book…


Children from 73 schools in central Scotland and beyond are bursting with excitement this week.  It’s not just because summer has arrived and they are anticipating their summer holidays.  It’s because they can’t wait for the highlight event of the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour! Award-winning authors and illustrators will descend on Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall for the Scottish Friendly Children’s…


In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author, zoologist and TV presenter Nicola Davies back on the road. Nicola first toured with…


Guest blogger, teacher Katrina Lucas of Comely Park Primary School, Falkirk, reflects on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour over the years If you ever get the opportunity to become involved with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour grab it with both hands and don’t let go!  This collaboration with the Scottish Book Trust is, to paraphrase the Muppets, not only sensational but also inspirational…


2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and, from 19 to 23 March, as part of the all-star anniversary celebrations, best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson will visit libraries in Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Hundreds of school children will take part in the special events with Julia, who has written more than 160 books and…


“Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.” So, famously, said one of Edinburgh’s most iconic fictional characters when she was in her prime – the decidedly dotty and unforgettable Miss Jean Brodie, created of course by arguably the Scottish capital’s most highly regarded author, the late Muriel Spark. The infamous Mussolini-supporting school teacher may not solely have had…


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