Children’s Health Scotland is delighted to have partnered with Cranachan Publishing to hold a book giveaway during Book Week Scotland!
Book Week Scotland takes place from 15 – 21 November 2021 and it is a perfect week to celebrate the joy of reading. Reading is so important for children and young people because it improves concentration and communication skills, lets children be inspired and creative, and lets them experience other perspectives and worlds. Maybe most important of all though, it’s fun!
Commenting on Book Week Scotland, Esther Bates, Marketing and Fundraising Assistant with Children’s Health Scotland said: “Reading is one of those activities that you can do alone, or you can read together with your friends. During book week why not pick a book to read together and then share your discoveries by discussing the illustrations and pictures, the characters, why you are interested in the book, etc.
“Reading can be a time for closeness, laughing and talking together with friends – and it can also help you become lifelong readers. Remember there is no right or wrong way to enjoy a story and it is great to swap books with friends to get the chance to read new stories, and then get talking about what you are reading.
“This year we have partnered with Cranachan Publishing to celebrate Book Week Scotland and together we have organised a really exciting giveaway competition. It will run on our Facebook Page during the week itself and the prize includes five books, three of which have been signed by the actual authors. To enter, simply follow Children’s Health Scotland on Facebook and share and reply to one of our posts about the book giveaway. We’re asking you to tell us about your favourite book you read as a child or young person and why it means so much to you.”
Cranachan Publishing is a book publisher with a distinctly Scottish flair, being named after a traditional Scottish dessert, who aim to bring the finest, freshest writing to young people everywhere. They have generously donated five books, including three signed by the authors, which you could be in with a chance of winning!
Anna by Laura Guthrie
When 13-year-old Anna’s father dies, she must travel to the Scottish Central Belt to live with her estranged, reclusive mother. Anna has Asperger’s syndrome and uses every coping strategy her father taught her to connect with those around her and deal with the challenges of her brand-new life.
Tiger Skin Rug by Joan Haig
Lal and Dilip miss India and want to go home, away from their creepy new house and the tiger skin rug within. That’s until they meet Jenny and tiger comes back to life. The tiger has an old promise it needs their help to fulfil and in exchange, it will return Lal and Dilip home. This story is all about friendships, promises and belonging.
The Race by Roy Peachey
12-year-old Lili was adopted from China as a baby and is now preparing to race in front of the Queen for her school’s anniversary celebrations. Forces outside of her control mean that this book is all about Lili learning to overcome challenges and form her own values.
Daisy on the Outer Line by Ross Sayers
After Daisy disrupts her stepdad’s funeral, she falls asleep on the Glasgow subway to find she has travelled back in time and is now in someone else’s body! To get back to her old life, she must make amends by saving a life and learn from her experience. This book is written in a Scottish dialect, which we think makes it a fun and unconventional reading experience.
Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson
Em and Zac live on the uninhabited island of Skelsay. They notice that accidents and strange occurrences on the island can only mean one thing: wilderness has declared War and is fighting back! Can Em and Zac make the adults see the truth in time?
Remember: To win five books for a child or young person you know, you simply need to follow our Facebook page, share the book giveaway post, and comment with what your favourite book is and why it means so much to you. We can’t wait to hear your replies!