Kelpies News and Features

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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Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean

A sneak peek into Lily McLean’s diary

Posted on 23/03/17 in Extract, Lily McLean, Lindsay Littleson

Lily McLean had a Mixed-Up Summer. Now she’s (not) looking forward to an Awkward Autumn. Telling people you hear voices doesn’t win you many friends. …

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Hidden Hieroglyphics Puzzle Time!

Posted on 20/03/17 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

Egyptian hieroglyphics don’t have an alphabet like ours. Hieroglyphics can be symbols, or pictures of animals, people or objects. Some are easy to fig …

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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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What’s your ideal dinosaur pet?

Posted on 15/03/17 in Fun Stuff

Dinosaurs are great, right? They’d make much better pets than a boring hamster (though I suspect Colin would disagree with you on that one…) But whi …

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Our Favourite Feisty Females!

Posted on 08/03/17 in Fun Stuff

We’re really lucky here at Kelpies HQ. We get to work with loads of amazing and inspiring women both in reality and in the worlds created by our autho …

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