Kelpies News and Features

Category: Launches and Events

Features for Teachers: Velda the Awesomest Viking

Posted on 28/05/21 in Extract, Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff, Launches and Events

Are you ready for an AWESOME adventure? Well, ARE YOU? Velda is a small girl with a BIG axe, and a BIGGER attitude! Join her on her quest as she makes …

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Our 2017 highlights

Posted on 29/12/17 in Authors, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Launches and Events, The Kelpies Prize, What We've Been Up To

It’s been another busy year at Kelpies HQ. With lots of new books, new faces and new ventures the past 12 months have been exciting, stimulating and r …

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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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Magical Mayhem at the Launch of Lari Don’s Spellchasers Trilogy

Posted on 09/09/16 in Launches and Events

On Thursday evening, trainee witches, wizards and warlocks from across Edinburgh gathered in the magical surroundings of Augustine United Church to he …

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Sea Monsters, Selkies and Other Mythical Creatures

Posted on 08/12/15 in Launches and Events

If you go down to the Scottish Storytelling Centre today, you’ll find Kate Leiper’s stunning new exhibition of artwork from An Illustrated Treasury of …

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10 years of Kelpies

Kelpies 10th Birthday

Posted on 01/07/13 in Launches and Events

A few weeks ago the DiscoverKelpies team gathered as many of our wonderful authors, illustrators, cover designers and friends as we could for a giant …

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Glitter, Tutus and Twirls at the Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party

Posted on 27/11/12 in Launches and Events

We had a wonderful day at the Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party in Edinburgh last weekend! Dance Base on the Grassmarket was alive with glitter, tin …

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Launch of Lari Don’s Maze Running and Other Magical Missions

Posted on 26/06/12 in Launches and Events

Last week we had a fantastic time launching the fourth, AND FINAL (sob!), book in Lari Don’s First Aid for Fairies Series. The brilliantly named Maze …

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Twirls and Tiaras with Janey Louise Jones

Posted on 28/11/11 in Launches and Events

The Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow was alive with glitter, tutus and ballet shoes yesterday as Janey Louise Jones, author of Princess Poppy celebra …

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The Wishcatchers Launch on YouTube

Posted on 21/09/11 in Carol Christie, Launches and Events, The Wishcatchers

Have you ever wondered what it is like at a Kelpies launch? Well now you can get a sneak peek by checking out this YouTube clip of The Wishcatcher’s l …

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Lari Don Clowns Around!

Posted on 22/07/11 in Lari Don, Launches and Events

Check out a clip of Lari Don, author of the First Aid for Fairies series and Rocking Horse War, clowning around at Edinburgh’s Central Library. Have y …

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World Premier of Gill Arbuthnott’s Winterbringers: The Movie

Posted on 29/06/11 in Launches and Events

The Discover Kelpies team were delighted to be invited to walk down the red carpet at the World Premiere of the film of Winterbringers at Parson’s Gre …

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Seals at Deep Sea World

Posted on 01/03/11 in Janis Mackay, Launches and Events, Magnus Fin Moonlight Mission

To celebrate the release of Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission, the latest book about half-selkie (part-human, part-seal) hero Magnus Fin, we had a …

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Cloudberry Castle Launch Party

Posted on 27/09/10 in Cloudberry Castle, Janey Louise Jones, Launches and Events

Yesterday we celebrated the launch of our newest Kelpie – Cloudberry Castle by Janey Louise Jones (the Princess Poppy author) with a MASSIVE party at …

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Rocking Horse War Tour

Posted on 17/09/10 in Launches and Events

Phew! Lari Don and I are just back from a whirlwind tour of Perth and Kinross schools. We visited over 500 pupils from eight different schools in thre …

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5ft Ballerina Takes Over the Office!

Posted on 06/09/10 in Launches and Events

We’ve got a bit of an unusual visitor staying in the office at the moment. She is 5ft high, wears a lot of pink, doesn’t eat and is made of cardboard! …

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