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BHS Bookmark Fringe Festival

It’s all getting very exciting!

Click here for our programme!


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Wiktoria created our fab new Autumn display for us.

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Children of Icarus


Winner of the Scottish Teen Book Award 2018!

Scottish Teen Book Award 2018

Ever since our protagonist can remember, she’s heard the story of Icarus and watched children enter the labyrinth outside the city each year, destined to become his angels. Although being chosen as Icarii brings honour, she’s never been desperate to follow them, unlike her friend Clara who longs to be reunited with her older brother Collin. But when both girls are chosen to enter the labyrinth, they find that it is very different to what either of them expected. What should be their path to paradise is more like a nightmare, and when they’re torn apart, one must struggle to survive against the odds.

In Children of Icarus, Caighlan Smith uses Greek mythology to craft an original dystopian society, which acts as a backdrop for the fast-paced and action-packed plot. If you’re looking for an exciting new YA read, you might find it difficult to put this book down!


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Wicked Young Writer Award

Entries for the 2018 Wicked Young Writer Awards are now open!

Deadline: MONDAY 12th MARCH 2018

Now in its 8th year, the Wicked Young Writer Awards is a chance for young people aged between 5 and 25, to write about absolutely anything! It’s your chance to get creative and write on any theme that interests you. Be unique! We want to hear your voices through original writing and stories.

In our fiction categories, any creative writing will be accepted. You can write a story, play, or poem.

If you prefer to write non-fiction, you may like to enter the Wicked: For Good Award for Non-Fiction and write an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name a few!


Click here for more info

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Scottish Book Week

Senior pupils enjoyed a performance poetry workshop with Ash Dickinson as part of Scottish Book Week.

These were our poetry slam finalists. Shout out to our Slam Champ, Errin Barnett and runner up, Katie Morrison.


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Download the Nourish for Schools ebook!

As part of the annual campaign to get Scotland writing Scottish Book Trust asked primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal writing inspired by the 2017 theme for Book Week Scotland, Nourish!

In answer to the campaign, they received poems that evoked schools dinners, family gatherings and favourite treats and stories that described food that nourished both the body and the soul. They have pulled together our favourites for you to enjoy!

Many thanks to all schools and pupils who participated in the campaign. If stories be the food of life, write on!

Book Week Scotland took place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December 2017

Click here to download Nourish for schools


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Literacy Week

S4 pupils took part in the BBC Authors Live YA event today as part of Literacy week and No Pens Day.


Check out the Vlog for Bookish Thoughts here.


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