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The Girl Who Lost her Shadow

Guest Post: Sisterhood by Emily Ilett

Posted on 19/09/19 in Guest posts

The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow The Girl Who Lost her Shadow is the stunning debut novel from Kelpies Prize winner Emily Ilett. It is a lyrical, immersiv …

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Features for Teachers: The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Posted on 11/09/19 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 Fox Girl and the White …

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The Kelpies Prize for Writing and Illustration 2019

Posted on 16/08/19 in The Kelpies Prize

Another year, another fabulous Kelpies Prize award ceremony! A huge thank you to every writer and illustrator who entered this year’s prize, to our tw …

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Animal Adventure Club: Otter Fact File

Posted on 09/08/19 in Books, Fun Stuff

How much do you know about otters? The Animal Adventure Club learned lots about these fascinating creatures in their latest adventure, The Baby Otter …

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Greyfriars Bobby – Reimagining a Legend

Posted on 30/07/19 in Guest posts, Michelle Sloan, Traditional Scottish Tales

In this guest post, author Michelle Sloan discusses how she went about reimagining a world-famous Scottish legend for her brand new picture book, Grey …

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A Super Scotland Doodle Activity Pack

Posted on 26/07/19 in Extract, Fun Stuff, Susana Gurrea

  Visiting Scotland this summer? Looking for rainy-day activities to keep the children entertained? A Super Scotland Doodle Book is a must-have f …

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Features for Teachers: Jacobite Songs

Posted on 17/07/19 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

  Many songs have been written about the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie, both at the time of the Risings and afterwards, in Gaelic, Scots an …

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A Tour of Scotland in Stories

Posted on 04/07/19 in Extract, Folk and Fairy Tales, Theresa Breslin

We all know that Scotland is full of stories. It’s not surprising, really; the rugged mountains, mysterious lochs and impressive castles make the perf …

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Thorfinn the Nicest Viking: What’s Your Dragon Name?

Posted on 12/04/19 in Fun Stuff

The dragon sighed, a long, sad sigh full of misery. “I am no longer the Grrreat Dragon. I’m jussst plain old Hazel.” “Hazel?” asked Thorfinn. “Hazel w …

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Thorfinn the Nicest Viking: Dragon Care Top Tips

Posted on 12/04/19 in Fun Stuff

Vikings far and wide are travelling to Scotland’s Shetland Islands for the great Fire Festival where they’ll compete to become the ultimate champion b …

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