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Coming soon… a new CBeebies series written by Emily Dodd

Slow down, look clearly. What can you see? Writer, artist, science educator, wild swimmer, footballer, traveller and all round have-a-go girl Emily Dodd spent much of last winter writing a ten [...]

Whuppity Stoorie – a Halloween story from Lari Don

Some of you may have heard that Lari Don is suffering from Long Covid – having caught the virus last March. So she has, sensibly but reluctantly, been lying low, preserving her limited [...]

Lottie Luna’s back!

Werewolf alert! The nights are drawing in, Hallowe’en’s on its way and we’re celebrating the third in the Lottie Luna series by Vivian French – Lottie Luna and the Fang [...]

GHOSTOLOGY… The Complete Guide to the Study of Ghosts

Ever since Dragonology in 2003, author Dugald Steer has been the ‘ghost writer’ for the majority of the  Ologies – Templar Publishing‘s hugely popular and successful [...]

An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland

Anders Frang is a freelance illustrator from Denmark. He studied at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen as well as Edinburgh College of Art and he is currently based in Edinburgh. He has been [...]

Lari Don and Eilidh Muldoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (virtually)

It’s been an odd summer without book festivals to visit. But there was something rather nice about sitting in the comfort of my own home, on a frankly disgusting, misty-moisty August day in [...]

Tanya Landman

The ability to write for different age-groups and in different genres isn’t a skill with which all writers are blessed. But Tanya Landman, whose first novel, Waking Merlin, was published in [...]

Tiny Tales

Congratulations to Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Iain McIntosh on their latest collaboration TINY TALES – published by Polygon and out now. It’s a collection of 30 short, [...]

Counting Kindnesses

Congratulations to Hollis Kurman and Barroux – their first picture book together, Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses is out now, published by Otter-Barry Books. It’s a beautiful, [...]

The Big Book Weekend!

The Big Book Weekend is an online festival curated by authors Kit De Waal and Molly Flatt. You can register for it here – free of charge. Supported by the BBC and Arts Council England, [...]