Archive for June, 2010

Rocking Horse War Launch at Pitlochry High School

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Last week√Ǭ†Angela√Ǭ†and I √Ǭ†set off on a road trip with√Ǭ†author Lari Don to Pitlochry High School to launch√Ǭ†Lari’s new book Rocking Horse War, which is set in a magical version of Perthshire.√Ǭ†√Ǭ†Pitlochry High School P4s, 5s and 6s were the very first to hear Lari talk about her new book — even we didn’t know […]

Ushig Competition Winners

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Way back in March we set a competition, in conjunction with East Lothian Libraries, for children in East Lothian to draw and describe mythical creature. The competition was inspired by Ushig by Annemarie Allan, which is full of beasts from Scottish folklore. The judges were very impressed with the quality of the entries, which were […]

Witch Silver Review

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Our first Witch Silver review from?Ǭ†Scott and Naomi, Primary 5 at George Heriot?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s School, Edinburgh: !!SPOILER ALERT!! “Witch Silver, the latest novel written by Anne Forbes, revolves around the lives of a boy named Neil and a girl named Clara and their thrilling adventures with the world of magic. We think that Witch Silver, the […]

Witch Silver Launch

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

For this launch blog I am handing you over to the pupils at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh…√Ǭ† “On Tuesday 25th May Anne Forbes Launched her 5th book Witch Silver. It happened at 7pm and it was really hard waiting for it to happen as I did not seem to want to wait. My class […]

Tarantula Tide Wins Heart of Hawick Award

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

We’ve just found out that creepy-crawly, animal smuggling adventure Tarantula Tide by Sharon Tregenza has won the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2010! Sharon was up against fantastic books like The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Tribe: Jonno Joins by TM Alexander and How Kirsty Jones Stole the Elephant […]