Kelpies News and Features

Standing out from the crowd:

Posted on 18/11/21 in The Kelpies Prize

How to impress the Kelpies Prize for Illustration judges! Entrants to the Kelpies Prize for Illustration are asked to submit five illustrations for a …

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What is a synopsis…

Posted on 12/11/21 in The Kelpies Prize, Writing

… and how do I write one? As part of the Kelpies Prize for Writing, we ask entrants to send us a synopsis for a book they have written or could writ …

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Are you Brave? Discover our Spooky Reads!

Posted on 29/10/21 in Alex Nye, Folk and Fairy Tales, Fun Stuff, Gill Arbuthnott, Lari Don

Do you like scary stories? We do! Delve into our range of spooky reads, perfect for middle-grade readers (with something for younger readers thrown in …

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Secrets of the Last Merfolk: Video Extract

Posted on 26/07/21 in Books, Extract, Fun Stuff, Video

“They gave you the box, they gave me the key. The merfolk exist, and they want us to find them…” In the quiet seaside town of Dunlyre, new friends F …

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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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Features for Teachers: Secrets of the Last Merfolk

Posted on 13/05/21 in Features for Teachers, Lindsay Littleson

Are you looking for rewarding reading resources that your pupils will relish? Then why not try this great resource pack for Secrets of the Last Merfol …

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Velda’s Viking Longship Name Generator

Posted on 06/05/21 in Fun Stuff

Like Velda and The Mangy Mutt, every awesome Viking needs a longship name that will make all enemies wet their pants. Velda’s Viking Longship Name Gen …

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Features for Teachers: The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle

Posted on 11/03/21 in Features for Teachers

Are you looking for rewarding reading resources that your pupils will relish? Then why not try this great resource pack for The Spellbinding Secret of …

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Guest Post: Hannah Foley on life as a writer and a nurse

Posted on 11/03/21 in Authors, Books, Guest posts

We are immensely proud to be working with Hannah Foley, who is not only an author and illustrator, but is also a district nurse. Her Kelpies Prize-win …

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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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