Independent publisher Floris Books is firmly rooted in Edinburgh, Scotland home of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
We are the largest publisher of children’s books in Scotland. We publish board and picture books for 0-7 year olds, including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow, as well as the Kelpies, a much-loved range of Scottish children's books for 1-15 year olds.
We acquired the original Kelpies list – which included books from classic Scottish authors such as Kathleen Fidler, George Mackay Brown and Mollie Hunter – from fellow Scottish publisher Canongate in 2002. In 2003 we published our first new Kelpie and have since launched the careers of many award-winning Scottish children’s authors including Ross Mackenzie, Lari Don, Janis Mackay, Victoria Williamson and Lindsay Littleson, as well as publishing books by such literary greats as Theresa Breslin, Joan Lingard and Cathy MacPhail.
All of our Kelpies books have a Scottish connection — be it the author, illustrator, characters, storyline or setting — which makes them very special indeed. But wherever in the world you are, you can always enjoy a Kelpie! Kelpies are Scottish books for children everywhere.
Theresa Breslin's Scottish tales of selkies, giants, fairies and monsters and brought to life by Kate Leiper's exquisite illustrations. A companion volume to An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales.
An exciting moving parts board book based on real Scottish castles! Pull up Stirling Castle portcullis and tunnel out of Edinburgh Castle dungeons. Created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, illustrations are packed with historical detail.
A brilliantly cheeky re-imagining of the classic Scottish rhyme where you can actually push Granny off the bus -- with fun moving parts and toddler-friendly flaps to lift!
A captivating, beautifully illustrated story of the first unicorn in Scotland, filled with magic, love and folklore charm. From the creators of The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster.
Meet the amazing animals of Scotland in this beautiful gift book, packed full of fun facts, vibrant illustrations and maps showing where to spot these wonderful creatures -- from puffins and basking sharks to endangered wildcats.
Jokes abound and escapades are aplenty as tiny and mighty Velda embarks on a brilliant adventure to rescue her friends and prove she's the awesomest Viking around. An illustrated chapter book from the creators of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.