Kelpies News and Features

#FlorisDesign meets Kasia Matyjaszek

Posted on 12/09/17 in Kasia Matyjazsek, The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

Kasia Matyjaszek is the illustrator of The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee, which has just been shortlisted the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018! We lov …

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Author Interview: Michelle Sloan

Posted on 01/09/17 in Author Interviews, Michelle Sloan, The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

Michelle Sloan was born and brought up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in sunny Broughty Ferry near Dundee. She trained as a primary school …

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Kelpies Prize 2017 – Winner Announced!

Posted on 24/08/17 in Launches and Events, The Kelpies Prize

After a record year of entries, it was more difficult than ever to choose the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2017. From dinosaurs to perhaps-witches to e …

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Try our Spellchasers quiz!

Posted on 16/08/17 in Lari Don, Spellchasers

The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat is finally here! For all you Lari Don superfans waiting (im)patiently to get your hands on a copy, we’ve put toget …

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#FlorisDesign meets Susana Gurrea

Posted on 15/08/17 in A Super Scotland Sticker Book, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Susana Gurrea

In our latest #FlorisDesign interview we spoke to Spanish illustrator, Susana Gurrea, about her experience of illustrating the first ever Kelpies stic …

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The Fourth Bonniest Baby in… Scotland

Posted on 09/08/17 in Kasia Matyjazsek, Michelle Sloan, The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

We’re so delighted that The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee has been shortlisted for this year’s Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Congratulations to author …

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Ally Bally Bee #FlorisDesign Kathryn Selbert

#FlorisDesign meets Kathryn Selbert

Posted on 01/08/17 in Ally Bally Bee, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Illustrators, Kathryn Selbert, Traditional Scottish Tunes

To many Scots, the Coulter’s Candy tune is often sung yet rarely seen. Floris Books is changing that with a new board book inspired by the quintessent …

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Max and Zap at the Museum

Peering into the Past – Books to Bring History Alive!

Posted on 26/07/17 in Books, Fun Stuff

History is fascinating and visiting a museum or historical location is a great way to fill up a rainy day over the school holidays. Combining a trip w …

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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Loch Ness Mess competition

Author Interview: Alan Dapré

Posted on 20/07/17 in Alan Dapre, Porridge the Tartan Cat

Alan Dapré is the author of over fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted home and abroad. His p …

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Design Your Own Robot with the Museum Mystery Squad

Posted on 20/07/17 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exh …

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