Kelpies News and Features

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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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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Ally Bally Bee #FlorisDesign Kathryn Selbert

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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books for boys and girls

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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