Inverurie Library was abuzz with excitement last week as children from Strathburn and Port Elphinstone Primary Schools took time out of school to spend time with renowned author and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson.
There was a fun, interactive storytelling session, the children sang songs and afterwards, the children were able to ask questions before signing copies of her books. The children wanted to know which was Julia’s favourite book.
Inverurie is the seventh town on a 14-stop tour that will see over 1100 Scottish children try their hand at acting and reading aloud.
Glasgow-based Julia is the current Children’s Laureate, a title which is awarded every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. Her best-known book is The Gruffalo, first published in 1999, which has since gone on to sell over 10 million copies and has also been adapted for stage and screen. Julia is the author of more than 150 books and plays for children and teenagers.
The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is run by Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing. The tour aims to give young people access to the best children’s authors in their school or local library.