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Category: Guest posts

Illustrating Children’s Crime Fiction

Posted on 16/10/17 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Guest posts, Illustrators, Top-Secret Grandad and Me, Uncategorized

In our latest #FlorisDesign interview we spoke to Spanish illustrator, Laura Aviñó, about illustrating children’s crime fiction in David MacPhail’s ne …

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Guest Post: Top-Secret Sidekicks by David MacPhail

Posted on 14/07/17 in Guest posts, Top-Secret Grandad and Me

Many great detectives have a sidekick, or work in a team. Think Mulder and Scully, Charlie’s Angels, Scooby Doo and his gang, and loads more! Read on …

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Spellchasers characters

Would you trust this Spellchasers character?

Posted on 20/04/17 in Guest posts, Lari Don, Spellchasers

In The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, we met the Spellchasers team. The unluckily cursed Molly, Beth the dryad, Innes the Kelpie, and Atacama the sphinx. …

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Guest Blog – Telling stories through poetry by Louise Greig

Posted on 16/03/17 in Guest posts, Uncategorized

Spring-time is always a busy one at Floris HQ with lots of new books being published. In today’s guest blog post, Aberdonian author Louise Greig talks …

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“Why do we read scary books?”

Posted on 31/10/16 in Guest posts

“Why do we read scary books?” I ask the children in the school hall on my visits to talk about Shadowsmith. “Because it’s exciting!” “It makes us feel …

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Gangin on a Word Hunt: translating the sounds of a classic into Scots

Posted on 17/08/16 in Books, Guest posts

by Susan Rennie There are many magical things about Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic picture book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: the hypnotic …

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What Makes Greenock Famous?

What’s Greenock Famous For?

Posted on 26/05/16 in Author Interviews, Guest posts

There’s something in the Greenock water! With three wonderful authors from this West Coast town, we decided to ask them what makes Greenock famous and …

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Guest Blog: Reading makes you better at football!

Posted on 19/05/16 in Guest posts

Danny Scott, author of the Scotland Stars F.C. series and goalie for Scotland Writers F.C. tells us why reading is important for football and other sp …

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Guest Post: Learning Scots with Mike Nicholson

Posted on 14/04/16 in Guest posts

Have you had a blether with anyone recently? Do your lugs get cold in the winter when you don’t wear a hat? Do you feel wabbit at the end of the day? …

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Skye the Puffling

Guest post: Cute baby animals by Lynne Rickards

Posted on 24/03/16 in Guest posts

When the main character of your picture book is a baby puffin who grows up, you’ve got a bit of a problem. Skye the Puffling starts as a fluffy little …

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