Kelpies News and Features

What are your local monsters?

Posted on 07/05/18 in Authors, Lari Don, Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Today on the Discover Kelpies blog we’re delighted to be hosting Lari Don as she makes her first big splash on The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster b …

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#FlorisDesign meets Sandra Klaassen

Posted on 26/04/18 in Design and Illustration, Flash the Sheep Dog, Haki the Shetland Pony, Illustrators, Sandra Klaassen

A leopard may never change his spots, but a cover can change many times in the lifetime of a book. At Kelpies HQ our Kelpies Classics collection have …

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Features for Teachers: Roman Riddles

Posted on 23/04/18 in Features for Teachers

Looking for a fun way to introduce the Romans to your class? Mike Nicholson and the Museum Mystery Squad are here to help with a Roman Riddle! In Muse …

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Porridge the Tartan Cat - Name A Character Competition

Guest post: Alan Dapre on what makes a funny book

Posted on 20/04/18 in Alan Dapre, Porridge the Tartan Cat

What makes a funny book? Making a book laugh-out-loud (or even just quietly-giggling) funny is a huge challenge. But it’s something that Alan Dapré do …

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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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