It’s all about the cows…

In one of those strange coincidences in the Fraser Ross Associates stable, we’re proud to present not one but TWO picture books featuring cows. Magna Cow emerged from the fevered [...]

Eilidh Muldoon’s new colouring book

Following the huge success of Eilidh’s wonderful colouring books – – Birlinn Books has published her latest – and this one introduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh. [...]

Hannah Foley and how she drew Billy Hippo

Scottish Book Trust has posted an interview with Exeter-based illustrator, Hannah Foley in which she reveals the story behind the story of How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Billy’s story is [...]

Lari Don’s blog tour – celebrating monsters

The Secret of the Loch Ness Monster by Lari Don, stunningly illustrated by Natasa Ilincic is already a runaway success just weeks after publication. It’s a gorgeous book, and, as one would [...]

Books recommended for less robust readers aged 3 to 13

Beanstalk, the charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in early years settings and primary schools to children who have fallen behind with [...]

Wanted – local monsters!

Lari Don grew up surrounded by monsters – she’s written about them in her latest blog here, and she’s challenged readers to work out where she grew up by using the geographical [...]

So You Think You’ve Got It Bad?

So you think you’ve got it bad? Well, award-winning author, Chae Strathie and illustrator, Marisa Morea are here to tell you that you really don’t – not compared with a kid [...]

How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

Congratulations to Vivian French and Hannah Foley – their gorgeous new picture book, How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim is published! Vivian has written around 300 books for children, and her [...]

Don’t go into the water!

Here’s Nessie as you have never seen her before! Thrilling, dynamic, edge-of-your-seat storytelling in words and pictures from Lari Don and Nataša Ilinčić in The Treasure of the Loch Ness [...]

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair

We’re just back from this annual trade fair – a gathering of people from all over the world who work in some way with books for young people. So, walking the long rows of colourful [...]

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