Kelpies News and Features

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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Singing Scottish songs to a new tune

Posted on 20/06/17 in Alberto Belli, Ally Bally Bee, Kathryn Selbert, My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose, Ruchi Mhasane, Speed Bonnie Boat

Some Scottish songs have been loved for generations. Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” as a classic love song. “Coulter’s Candy” as a sweet rhyme passed down f …

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#FlorisDesign Kate McLelland

#FlorisDesign meets Kate McLelland

Posted on 19/06/17 in Design and Illustration, Kate McLelland

From wee lassies to midgies and nessies, Kate McLelland has illustrated many Kelpies books. Now she’s launching a new picture book series about a chee …

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Spellchasers Fan Art Competition

Fan art competition: win the Spellchasers trilogy!

Posted on 26/05/17 in Authors, Competitions, Lari Don, Spellchasers

Enter our fan art competition for the chance to win an exclusive Spellchasers prize bundle! Author Lari Don will judge the shortlisted entries and pic …

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Guest post: Writing for girls and boys

Posted on 18/05/17 in Alan Dapre, Porridge the Tartan Cat

Alan Dapré is the author of more than 60 books for children, including the hilarious Porridge the Tartan Cat series. In this guest blog post, he refle …

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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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#Floris Design Illustrator Interview – Alfredo Belli

Posted on 16/04/17 in Design and Illustration

Today is the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. Based on the famous Skye Boat Song, and with stunning illustrations by Alfredo Belli, new pi …

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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes

A Deadly Giant Clootie Dumpling: Top Secret Recipe

Posted on 11/04/17 in Alan Dapre, Fun Stuff, Porridge the Tartan Cat

We’ve got our hands on the SUPER-SECRET plans of Fergus McFungus, Gadget Grandad’s arch enemy! Rumour has it that these top-secret plans can make a ra …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview – Vanya Nastanlieva

Posted on 05/04/17 in Design and Illustration

The Island and the Bear by Louise Greig is one of our latest Picture Kelpies published this Spring. The book is inspired by a true story that has sinc …

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Spellchasers characters

The Spellchasers trilogy – what happens next?

Posted on 03/04/17 in Lari Don, Spellchasers

At our special book launch for The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away – the second book in Spellchasers trilogy – author Lari Don let us into some o …

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