Two new novels to delight Barry Hutchison fans

We’re celebrating the publication of two splendid new titles by Barry Hutchison – Spectre Collectors: A New York Nightmare, published by Nosy Crow, and Night of the Living Ted, [...]

Hannah Foley – award-winning writer and illustrator

We’re delighted that Hannah won the Kelpies Prize 2018 with her debut novel, The Lost Wizard of Nine Witches Wood. This means that it will be published in 2019 by Floris Books. Here she is [...]

Other book festivals are available

The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off today – and as it’s our local, we’re particularly excited about it. FRA writers and illustrators appear at the following [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

They heard a distant splash…

‘A wave sped across the surface of the water and sloshed against Kenneth’s boots…’ Lari Don‘s latest picture book, published in Floris’s Traditional Scottish [...]

Vivian French – awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

Scottish Book Trust’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 has been awarded to Vivian French to mark the vast range of activities in which she’s involved throughout the UK, in addition [...]

Red Squirrels – the research behind the story

Lynne Rickards is well known for her bestselling rhyming stories starring the gorgeous puffins, Lewis and Harris, and their even more gorgeous (and rather wayward) puffling, Skye. They’re [...]

It’s World Book Day!

Every day is World Book Day here at Fraser Ross Associates – but today is a big celebration in schools and libraries throughout the UK. Events may have been curtailed by the weather, but [...]

No horns!

Lari Don, author of the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and the Spellchasers trilogy, is well known as a traditional storyteller. She’s like a magpie – constantly on the look-out for [...]

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