Kelpies News and Features

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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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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