Kelpies News and Features

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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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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Pet portrait competition

Win a pet portrait by Kate McLelland!

Posted on 14/07/17 in Competitions, Isla & Pickle, Kate McLelland

To celebrate the launch of Isla & Pickle: Best Friends, we’re giving you the chance to win a pet portrait by Kate McLelland plus a copy of this br …

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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Loch Ness Mess competition

Loch Ness Mess Twitter competition

Posted on 13/07/17 in Alan Dapre, Competitions, Porridge the Tartan Cat

Enter our competition to celebrate the latest adventure in the Porridge the Tartan Cat series! We’re giving a lucky reader the chance to win a copy of …

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Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Meet the Patels

Posted on 07/07/17 in Books, Top-Secret Grandad and Me

You’d think a ghost grandad would be a great sidekick for a wannabe detective. Unfortunately, if there was a ‘being a good ghost’ exam, Jay’s top-secr …

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Author Interview: Lindsay Littleson

Posted on 04/07/17 in Kelpies Prize 2014, Lily McLean, Lindsay Littleson

If you know anyone moving up to high school after the summer you may well want to introduce them to the engaging, funny and slightly troubled Lily McL …

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#FlorisDesign meets Nastasha Rimmington

Posted on 30/06/17 in Design and Illustration

#FlorisDesign got chatting to Stirling-based illustrator, Natasha Rimmington, the artist behind our new Picture Kelpie Max and Zap at the Museum. Duri …

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Spellchasers characters

Spellchasers Fan Art Competition: The Winners!

Posted on 28/06/17 in Authors, Competitions, Lari Don

We love our Spellchasers fans, and it seems that they are an extremely talented and creative bunch! To celebrate the launch of The Witch’s Guide to Ma …

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Summer Activities – Football Tips and Tricks

Posted on 26/06/17 in Authors, Danny Scott, Fun Stuff

Practice your football skills over the summer holidays ahead of the new season with the help of Calum and his friends. Discover the Scotland Stars F.C …

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