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Scottish Book Trust Awards

The Scottish Book Trust Awards are given annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who has had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland. Browns Books is proud to be partnered with The Scottish Book Trust in hosting this prestigious award.

Scottish Book Trust Awards: Outstanding Achievement Winner: Vivian French

Scottish Book Trust Awards: Learning Professional Winner: Eileen Littlewood

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Viviane French

Outstanding Achievement Winner - Vivian French

Vivian French is an Edinburgh-based writer of picture books, fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry for children and teenagers. In 2016, she was awarded an MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. Vivian has written over 270 titles for children – including the picture book Oliver's Vegetables and The Tiara Club series of chapter books illustrated by Sarah Gibb – which have sold more than three million copies internationally.

“I have the most wonderful time visiting schools and festivals, tutoring young illustrators, talking (always talking!) and discussing books and pictures... surely such an award should be for someone who’s earned it by the sweat of their brow? Not someone like me, who skips about having such a very lovely time! I’m not ungrateful - truly I’m not - it’s the most amazing award to be given... but I’m going to redouble my efforts now to ensure that I really deserve it.”

- Vivian French

Vivian French

Learning Proffesional Winner - Eileen Littlewood

Eileen Littlewood, Head Teacher of Forthview Primary School in Edinburgh, has transformed the reading culture amongst her pupils and their parents. She was nominated for the award by Evelyn Love-Gajardo, Development Officer for Literacy Strategy in Edinburgh.

Eileen Littlewood

“I was quite overwhelmed when I heard that colleagues had nominated me for this award and very excited when I heard I had been selected as winner. I know what commitment to promoting literacy and reading many of my colleagues show every day in their work. Reading for enjoyment is the key to success – academic success and success in life. It is a source of joy I want to share with others. Winning this award is a crowning accomplishment for me.”

- Eileen Littlewood

About the Scottish Book Trust Awards

The Scottish Book Trust Awards are given annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who have had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland

The Scottish Book Trust Awards, in association with Browns Books for Students, took place at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s most iconic hubs of literature and learning.

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About the Scottish Book Trust

The Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. Believing books and reading have the power to change lives. As a national charity, inspiring and supporting the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure.

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