1. The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/node/42851
28,000 children have registered already so it is the biggest year yet, and there’s still time to get involved. If your class is already registered don’t forget the deadlines: send book reviews by 30 October and votes by 13 November.
2. Virtual Writer in Residence http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning-and-inclusion/virtual-writer-in-residence
The Scottish Book Trust is delighted to welcome Cathy Forde as their brand new Virtual Writer in Residence, who will be setting monthly creative writing tasks for use at home or in the classroom through to March 2010. You can watch and download her first two video podcasts – live on the site now!
3. The Book that changed my life http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/thebook/resources
Alongside the Scottish Book Trust blog, an online library of stories and films of authors & illustrators’ book choices, new Book That Changed My Life resources have been created for schools.
The project is a great opportunity for young people to write a story to share with others. It can also be used to build a real focus on reading around your school. Young people have the opportunity not only to share their experiences, but also to collect stories from their peers, school staff, family members and members of the wider school community.
4. Bookstart in Scotland training days http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/bookstart/training
New information is now available on the Scottish Book Trust website for several upcoming Bookstart in Scotland training events.