Kelpies News and Features

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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Awesome Scottish Castles map

Posted on 11/02/20 in Fun Stuff

Scotland is home to over one thousand castles! Hover over the picture of each castle for a fun fact, and click to find out more on Historic Environmen …

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Extract: Artie Conan Doyle and the Scarlet Phantom

Posted on 29/11/19 in Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries, Books

Priceless stolen jewels. An invisible criminal. This case can only be solved by the world’s greatest detective. No, not Sherlock Holmes! Boy-detective …

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Features for Teachers: The Dangerous Lives of the Jacobites

Posted on 15/10/19 in Features for Teachers

Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? Step into the shoes of siblings Rob and Aggie, young Jacobites living in the Scottish Highland …

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The Boy with the Butterfly Mind: Blog Tour

Posted on 24/09/19 in Author Interviews, Guest posts, Victoria Williamson

To celebrate the launch of The Boy with the Butterfly Mind, author Victoria Williamson has been busy in the blogosphere with guest posts, interviews a …

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Features for Teachers: Kindness Butterflies

Posted on 24/09/19 in Features for Teachers, Victoria Williamson

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind   Jamie Lee wants to be normal. But his ADHD makes him feel like his brain is full of butterflies. Elin Watts wan …

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