Scottish Book Trust – Scotland’s national agency tasked with promoting literacy and a love of reading – will be delivering a programme of book-related activities across Scotland from 25 November to 1 December. The diverse events on offer will encourage people of all ages to get involved. The programme for children will feature free books and live link-ups with their favourite authors.
Three free picture books (try saying that three times fast) will be gifted to every primary 1 pupil in Scotland – 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.
Another highlight of the programme will see children’s illustrator and author Mairi Hedderwick bring her beloved creation, Katie Morag, to life for children across Scotland during a special ‘authors live’ broadcast in partnership with the BBC on 28 November.
Prior to the beginning of Scottish Book Week Mairi will also be appearing at the first Tarbert Book Festival on 23 November. She will show kids how to put a story together, followed with a storytelling and book signing session.
To learn more about Book Week Scotland, visit www.bookweekscotland.com or follow @Bookweekscot on Twitter. For more information on Tarbert Book Festival you can visit their facebook page.