Kelpies News and Features

Kathleen Fidler – Author Perspectives

Posted on 19/04/18 in Kathleen Fidler

Author of over 80 books, Kathleen Fidler remains a titan of children’s literature. Whilst she was born and raised in England and Wales, she spent the …

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#FlorisDesign meets Nataša Ilinčić

Posted on 01/04/18 in Design and Illustration, Nataša Ilinčić, Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

There have been enough stories, claimed sightings and tall tales about the Loch Ness Monster to fill the famous loch itself. But as an illustrator how …

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Kelpies Illustration Prize 2018

Kelpies Illustration Prize 2018: Find out our winner!

Posted on 30/03/18 in Awards, Illustrators

The day is finally here! We’re so excited to announce the winner of the Kelpies Illustration Prize 2018. The Kelpies Illustration Prize 2018 challenge …

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Victoria Williamson The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

An exclusive author reading from Victoria Williamson

Posted on 26/03/18 in The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, Victoria Williamson

Visitors to the Scottish Writers’ Centre got a special treat at a recent ‘open mic’ night. They were some of the very first people to hear a preview o …

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Porridge the Tartan Cat - Name A Character Competition

Enter our Name A Character competition!

Posted on 23/03/18 in Alan Dapre, Porridge the Tartan Cat

In Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Pet Show Show-Off, our favourite cat meets an array of animals competing to win the Best Pet Prize! One of Porridge …

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Quiz: How much do you know about Arthur Conan Doyle?

Posted on 22/03/18 in Fun Stuff

Put your detective skills to the test! Are these fun facts about Arthur Conan Doyle true or false? SaFind out more about the creator of Sherlock Holme …

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The Blog Tour’s Afoot!

Posted on 16/03/18 in Artie Conan Doyle and the Vanishing Dragon, Robert J. Harris

Calling all amateur sleuths, budding detectives and eager bookworms – the wait is over! The second book in the Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries is publishi …

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Features for Teachers: Rowan the Red Squirrel

Posted on 23/02/18 in Features for Teachers

Here at Kelpies HQ, we love spotting Scottish wildlife. One of our favourite creatures is the red squirrel. Lynne Rickards’ latest picture book – Rowa …

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Birdwatching – Finding Artistic Inspiration in Nature

Posted on 16/02/18 in Kirsteen Harris-Jones, Ollie and the Otter, The Grouse and the Mouse

Throughout the month of February, schools up and down the country are taking part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch. The RSPB initiative aims to both enco …

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Features for Teachers: Organising a book sale for your author visit

Posted on 15/02/18 in Features for Teachers

If you have an author visit coming up, giving your pupils the chance to buy books is a great way to keep them reading after the event. Our authors wil …

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