Book Week Scotland (Nov 25th-Dec 1st 2013)

Book Week Scotland is week-long celebration of books and reading across Scotland. Running from November 25th-December 1st 2013, there will be over 400 events taking place at 349 locations across Scotland. During last year’s event, more than 30,000 school pupils participated in Book Week Scotland, whilst over 20,000 people attended an event.

Building on the success of last year’s celebrations, this year sees over 180,000 books given to P1 pupils (each P1 pupil in Scotland will receive three free picture books). The books are Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, What’s the Time Mr Wolf by Debi Gliori and Jumblebum by Chae Strathie and Ben Cort.

We’ve picked our  highlights of the Book Week Scotland events for children. Please click here to visit the Book Week Scotland website for more details about all the events for children and adults.)

Nov 25th: If you love comics, you won’t want to miss The Etherington Brothers as they introduce you to the world of comics in this creative writing workshop. You might already be reading their comic pull-out from the current Dennis and Gnasher magazine.

Nov 26th: Matthew Fitt is co-founder of publishing imprint Itchy Coo, which publishes books in Scots for children and young people. A published author, Matthew invites you to share his passion for the Scots language in this creative writing event.

Nov 27th: Author John  Fardell is a previous winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Award. Join John at Cadham Library for a family event with plenty of audience participation.

Nov 28th:  Linda Strachan is the author of over 50 books. Join Linda at Newport Library as she introduces you to Hamish McHaggis, a very proud Scot who likes to travel around Scotland with his friends.

Nov 29th: Look forward to songs, stories and rhymes as storyteller Eric Brennan shares folk tales and legends from around the world.

Nov 30th: Much-loved children’s author Debi Gliori shares the story of Dragon Loves Penguin, which will appeal to 4-7 year olds everywhere.

Dec 1st: Call into Rutherglen library between 11am-3pm for family activities, storytelling and a workshop with Mhairi Stewart.

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