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Created on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards were announced on August 28th by the Scottish Book Trust. The Bookbug books are Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar by Emily Mackenzie Neve...

Created on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

BrightRed National 4 and Higher Study Guides are now available on the Books for All Database! We are very grateful to John MacPherson and the team at BrightRed for giving us permission to make these files available to learners with print disabilities across Scotland.  The books are PDFs th...

Created on Monday, 29 June 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Thanks once more to Marie Lawson in Shetland who has contributed New Maths in Action 32 in 18 point Large Print - all 629 pages of it!  This adds to Large Print versions of the 11, 12, 21, 22 and 31 books that Marie has already provided to the database.  Mari...

Created on Friday, 26 June 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Rebecca has been continuing her Herculean task of checking, adapting and uploading books (kindly provided by VTSS in Edinburgh) to the Books for All Scotland Database. The latest batch are 83 books for English, including novels such as Charlotte's Web and Ezio Trot, books from reading schemes su...

Created on Friday, 01 May 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We have uploaded another 96 books kindly contributed by Mary Matson at VTSS in Edinburgh to the Books for All Database. Some are scanned copies and some are Large Print. There are too many to list here, but you can see the full inventory on the news section on the front page of the databas...

Created on Monday, 30 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Thanks to Isabell Irvine from Inverclyde for contributing Large Print books in both Word and PDF. The Word files are provided in case staff need to edit them to change the font or font size for example. George's Marvellous Medicine - LP14 Word George's Marvellous Medic...

Created on Thursday, 19 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

We are excited to announce that Bright Red Publishing are the latest Scottish textbook publisher to agree to provide digital copies of their books for the Books for All Database. Bright Red publish Study and Revision Guides for Intermediate, National 5 and Highers and also SQA Past Papers. Over the ...

Created on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Just before Christmas Mary Matson from Edinburgh and Lothians VTSS transcription team kindly gave us over 15,000 files to add to the database. Rebecca Gow here in CALL, with help from James, a student, have gone through this treasure trove and sorted and edited the files into complete books. Some...

Created on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Following the incident where a TeeJay book was found available on the internet (see the 7 January blog post), we have modified the wording of the Books for All Database records and we hope that it is clearer and encourages staff to read and understand the terms and conditions. Tom Strang at TeeJa...