Author Visits – Closing date fast approaching!

Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Aberdeen City Libraries is delighted to bring the shortlisted authors for each of the SCBA categories to Aberdeen this year at three category events being held during November. Each event will give children and young people the opportunity to meet the 3 quality authors who have been shortlisted in each category and highlight how they can become involved in voting for their favourite book. The shortlisted books provide wonderful opportunities for creative learning, and the Scottish Book Trust has produced downloadable resources http://scottishbooktrust.com/scba/shortlist-2016 which are the perfect guide to exploring the books and creating enthusiasm about the Awards. In addition to activities based on the books there is a guide to writing the perfect review for the Scottish Book Trust review competition.

The deadline for booking your school into one of the three exciting events being held in November is fast approaching. An invitation and booking form has been sent out to all schools with details on how to apply for one of the following events being held at the Beach Ballroom:

12-16 category – Tuesday 10 November from 10am – 11.30am

8-11 category – Tuesday 17 November from 10am – 11.30am

3-7 category for P1 classes – Wednesday 25 November – 10am – 11.30am

Booking forms should be returned to Aberdeen City Libraries, emailing exploremore@aberdeencity.gov.uk by Friday 25 September.

The shortlisted titles are available for purchase with generous discounts from approved Aberdeen City Council book suppliers including Bertrams Library Services www.bertramlibraries.com and Peters Bookselling Services www.peters-books.co.uk

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