The Scottish Children’s Book Awards

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly Royal Mail Awards) shortlist was announced recently.  Now schools, classes, book groups and individuals can register to take part and vote for their favourite book.

CALL Scotland, based at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, can provide accessible digital and audio versions of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlist.  The short list for each category is as follows:  

 Early Years (0 – 7 years)

  • Dear Vampa by Ross Collins
  • The Loon on the Moon by Emily Golden
  • Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray

Younger Readers (8 – 11 years)

  • Zac and the Dream Pirates by Ross MacKenzie
  • There’s a Hamster in my Pocket by Franzeska G Ewart
  • The Case of the London Dragonfish by Joan Lennon

Older Readers (11 – 16 years)

  • Wasted by Nicola Morgan
  • The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin
  • The Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin 

CALL Scotland can provide the following formats:

  • Accessible digital versions of all shortlisted titles
  • Accessible audio versions (read by a computer voice) of the Older  and Younger  Readers shortlists 
  • Accessible audio versions (Power point with recorded voice) of the Early Years children’s shortlist (Loon on the Moon, Dear Vampa, ApplePie ABC)  

The older and younger reader shortlisted books are available in Adobe PDF and/or Microsoft Reader format. The three early years books are in Adobe PDF and Power point.

If you have pupils with additional support needs, please contact CALL  (  to receive the books in accessible formats.

Please note that you must still register to take part in the awards, enter the review competition, or in order for your pupils to vote for their favourite book!

For more information, help and books go to CALL’s web site at , contact Paul Nisbet , or phone 0131 651 6236.

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