Kelpies News and Features

Category: Awards

Author Interview: Lindsay Littleson

Posted on 04/07/17 in Kelpies Prize 2014, Lily McLean, Lindsay Littleson

If you know anyone moving up to high school after the summer you may well want to introduce them to the engaging, funny and slightly troubled Lily McL …

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Kelpies Prize 2017 – Shortlist announced

Posted on 21/06/17 in Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Kelpies Prize

Our Shortlist Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for the Kelpies Prize 2017! After receiving a record number of …

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Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2017

Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2017

Posted on 12/10/16 in Awards

Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2017 – now open! Are you a designer or illustrator based in Scotland? Ever wanted to see your design on booksh …

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Kelpies Prize 2016 – Winner Announced!

Posted on 26/08/16 in The Kelpies Prize

We’ve spent the last six months battling through a mountain of manuscripts, agonised over some very tough decisions, and hosted an an all singing (lit …

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Kelpies Prize shortlist 2016

Kelpies Prize 2016 – Shortlist Announced!

Posted on 08/07/16 in The Kelpies Prize

Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for this year’s Kelpies Prize! We are thrilled to announce this year’s short …

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The Nowhere Emporium wins Blue Peter Best Story Award and Scottish Children’s Book Award 2016

Posted on 03/03/16 in Awards, Books

The Kelpies team are all thrilled to announce that Ross MacKenzie’s dazzling novel The Nowhere Emporium has won Best Story in this year’s the Blue Pet …

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Huzzah! Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Shortlist Success!

Posted on 08/02/16 in Awards

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking on the Lollies Shortlist Today we received a very exciting email from Scholastic, telling us that the first book in the Tho …

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The Kelpies Prize

Posted on 21/10/15 in The Kelpies Prize

Earlier this year, Floris Books celebrated a decade of awarding its Kelpies Prize for unpublished Scottish children’s fiction. And what a decade it ha …

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An inside look at Lily McLean’s diary!

Posted on 17/04/15 in Kelpies Prize 2014, Lindsay Littleson

With just under a week left until the publication of Lindsay Littleson’s The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, how is Lily feeling about it all? Take a …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Questionnaire: Luke Newell

Posted on 03/09/14 in Alex McCall, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Kelpies Prize 2013

Illustrator of… It’s been just over a year since Luke Newell began to design his eggs-cellent cover for Alex McCall’s Kelpies Prize-winning Attack o …

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Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist

Meet the new Scottish Children’s Book Award shortlist!

Posted on 28/08/14 in Awards, Scottish Children's Book Awards

Not too long ago, we were super-excited to tell you all about Janis Mackay’s win at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2014. But hold the bus, reader …

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Lindsay Littleson - winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014

Summer holiday secrets win Kelpies Prize 2014!

Posted on 15/08/14 in Awards, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Kelpies Prize 2014

The wait is finally over! After months of reading and weeks of waiting, we’re so excited to tell you that the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014 is… L …

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Kelpies Prize 2014

Who will win the Kelpies Prize 2014?

Posted on 29/07/14 in Awards, Kelpies Prize 2014

Yes, lovely readers, it’s that time of year again! Every year at Floris, we look far and wide for the next book to join our brilliant collection of Ke …

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The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay

Time Travel Trouble at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards!

Posted on 07/03/14 in Scottish Children's Book Awards

The DiscoverKelpies team are very excited to tell you that the wonderful Janis Mackay has been announced as one of the winners of the Scottish Childre …

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Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist 2014

Meet the Kelpies authors shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Posted on 11/10/13 in Scottish Children's Book Awards

We’ve posted before about the wonderful all-Kelpie shortlist for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013, and now we’re very excited to be able to sh …

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Alex McCall after winning the Kelpies Prize 2013

Cracking Tale of Fowl Play Wins Kelpies Prize 2013!

Posted on 23/08/13 in The Kelpies Prize

The wait is finally over!  After weeks of anticipation, we can now announce that the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2013 is… Alex McCall, with his eggs …

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Kelpies Prize 2013

Who will win the Kelpies Prize 2013?

Posted on 18/07/13 in The Kelpies Prize

Brainwashed chickens in space, you say? Well, it’s not the plot for Pixar’s next blockbuster, which means it must be time to meet our shortlisted book …

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Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist 2014

Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013 — All Kelpie Shortlist

Posted on 19/06/13 in Scottish Children's Book Awards

The Discover Kelpies team are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013 has an all-Kelpie shortlist for the Younge …

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Author Interview — T. Traynor — Nicking Time

Posted on 21/05/13 in The Kelpies Prize

In case you missed it, here’s the interview with T. Traynor, author of Nicking Time, the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2012. Q: Did you always want to b …

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The 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards Ceremony

Posted on 27/03/13 in Awards

On World Book Day, 7 March, the Discover Kelpies team set out for Dundee to attend the 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards Ceremony. It was a very sp …

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The Kelpies Prize Winner 2012!

Posted on 20/08/12 in The Kelpies Prize

After weeks and weeks of nail-biting anticipation, here’s the moment we have all been waiting for: I am delighted to announce that the winner of the K …

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Soldier’s Game Shortlisted for a Scottish Children’s Book Award

Posted on 29/06/12 in James Killgore, Scottish Children's Book Awards, Soldier's Game

We’re thrilled to announce that Soldier’s Game by James Killgore has been shortlisted for the 8 – 11 category of the Scottish Children’s Book Award 20 …

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Meet the Kelpies Prize Winner 2011!

Posted on 19/08/11 in The Kelpies Prize

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for: I am delighted to announce that the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2011 is … drum roll, please … Al …

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Kelpies Prize 2011 (a week to go…)

Posted on 11/08/11 in The Kelpies Prize

All the entries have been read, the judges have deliberated and the announcement of the winner of the Kelpies Prize is just one week away! While the s …

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Kelpies Prize 2011 — Shortlist announced

Posted on 21/07/11 in The Kelpies Prize

We are really happy to announce the three unpublished books that have been shortlisted for the Kelpies Prize 2011. They are (drum roll please!)… How …

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Ushig Shortlisted for the Essex Book Awards

Posted on 29/10/10 in Annemarie Allan, Essex Book Awards, Ushig

We recently found out that Ushig by Annemarie Allan has been shortlisted for the wonderful Essex Book Award 2010! The award is run by the Essex School …

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Heart of Hawick Book Award Shortlist

Posted on 01/10/10 in Douglas Bruton, Heart of Hawick Book Award, The Chess Piece Magician

We are very pleased to announce that The Chess Piece Magician by Douglas Bruton has been shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 201 …

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