Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

It’s summer (well, Scottish summer!) here in Edinburgh, which means it’s almost time for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Lots of our Kelpies authors and illustrators are taking part in events throughout the festival – read on to find out who you shouldn’t miss!

Saturday 13th August

Beginner's Guide to Curses jacket coverLari Don & Linda Davies: Magic, Myths and Adventure

Come along for tales of myth and magic through time! Celebrating the launch of her new Spellchasers trilogy, Lari Don joins Linda Davies (author of Longbow Girl) to talk about magic, adventure, and strong female heroines. Suitable for age 9-12.

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Sunday 14th August

Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean jacket coverLindsay Littleson & Jo Cotterill: When Life Gets Weird

Join Lindsay Littleson and Jo Cotterill (author of A Library of Lemons) for two touching tales of family and friendship. Lindsay will talk about her Kelpies Prize-winning book The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, where life takes a very weird turn for Lily. Suitable for age 9-12.

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Monday 15th August

Shadowsmith jacket coverThe Witching Hour with Ross MacKenzie & Robin Jarvis

In Shadowsmith, by Blue Peter Award-winning Ross MacKenzie, the malevolent spirits of three long-dead witches attack a sleepy, seaside town. Ross teams up with Robin Jarvis (The Power of Dark) to talk about their spine-tingling tales. Suitable for age 10-14.

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Tuesday 16th August

Secret of the Kelpie jacket coverKeeping Secrets with Lari Don

At her second appearance at the book festival, Lari shares her gripping retelling of the classic Scottish tale of the kelpie, called The Secret of the Kelpie. Can young Flora discover the secret before it’s too late? Suitable for age 6+.

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Friday 19th August

My First Scottish Animals jacket coverScottish Beasties with Kate McLelland [SOLD OUT]

Kate McLelland and Rebecca Colby‘s There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie featured a host of Scottish creatures in a humorous twist on a much-loved rhyme. Now Kate’s back with more colourful pictures, introducing wee ones to animals and numbers in a uniquely Scottish way. Learn to draw your favourite beastie in this interactive event. Suitable for age 3-6. Tickets admit 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.

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