Kelpies News and Features

How to Make a Book

Posted on 27/08/20 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

Have you ever wondered how a book gets made? Our friends at Bell & Bain printers sent us this brilliant video of An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotla …

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The Baby Red Squirrel Rescue Activities

Posted on 07/08/20 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

The Animal Adventure Club, Isla, Buzz, Gracie and Lexi are always keen to learn more about the environment and the wildlife around them. Michelle Sloa …

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The Otherwhere Emporium: Read an Extract

Posted on 03/08/20 in Extract, The Elsewhere Emporium, The Nowhere Emporium

The Nowhere Emporium has returned. In the following extract, Daniel Holmes, the owner of the Emporium, has just finished writing a new entry in the Bo …

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Win a Signed Copy of The Otherwhere Emporium

Posted on 20/07/20 in Competitions, Ross MacKenzie, The Elsewhere Emporium, The Nowhere Emporium

The Otherwhere Emporium is coming soon… But what do YOU think will happen? We have signed copies up for grabs for the most imaginative guesses, as c …

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Kelpies Video Library

Posted on 05/06/20 in Books, Fun Stuff

On this page, you will find an alphabetical list of video content related to Kelpies books, available for free online. If you are an educator looking …

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Find Your Local Unicorn

Posted on 27/03/20 in Books, Fun Stuff, Lari Don

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Scotland, a young prince lost his smile. No one could help Prince Donald find his smile until his friend Hana, the …

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Sharing Our Stories Online

Posted on 27/03/20 in Books, Features for Teachers

As we all adjust to the significant lifestyle changes during this time of uncertainty, we recognise the need to be flexible in our approach to grantin …

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Thorfinn the Nicest Viking: Piebald’s Potion Maker

Posted on 19/03/20 in Fun Stuff

In the latest prank-playing, turnip-mashing, bunny-kidnapping adventure, Thorfinn the nicest Viking must find a cure for Chief Harald, who has been po …

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Guest Post: Imagining Unicorns by Nataša Ilinčić

Posted on 13/02/20 in Guest posts, Nataša Ilinčić

In today’s guest post, illustrator Nataša Ilinčić takes us through the process of creating her latest picture book, The Legend of the First Unicorn. I …

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Guest Post: Searching for Unicorns by Lari Don

Posted on 13/02/20 in Guest posts, Lari Don

Have you ever been surprised by a unicorn? In today’s guest blog, Lari Don explains why Scotland has so many of these mythical creatures… Surprised …

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