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    Floris Books

    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 FidlerGeorge 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 MackenzieLari DonJanis MackayVictoria Williamson and Lindsay Littleson, as well as publishing books by such literary greats as Theresa BreslinJoan 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.

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    Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens

    Why did the chicken cross the road? TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! Jesse and his friends hatch a master plan... but can a gang of kids REALLY defeat an army of angry robot chickens?


    One of a series of chunky board books which lead young children through the seasons.

    Autumn and Winter Nature Activities for Waldorf Kindergartens

    A wonderful resource book for any Waldorf or Waldorf-inspired kindergarten. It is full of engaging and educational nature activities to help children connect with the seasons alongside valuable background reading and advice for educators.

    Awesome Scottish Castles: Sticker and Activity Book

    Discover Scotland's most awesome castles in this bright and lively activity book, bursting with a variety of things to do! Created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, it is filled with historical facts and illustrations of real castles.

    Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles

    Meet Charlie McCandlewick, who sweeps the bogle creatures of the night out from under your bed, on your stairs and away from your windows. But what does Charlie do with the beasties next?

    Bear Child

    An inspirational story of parental love, belief and embracing individuality told through Geoff Mead's charming words and Sanne Dufft's ethereal illustrations. Who are the bear folk and what makes them special?

    Before Birth and Beyond Death

    A collection of significant lectures and essays by Karl Koenig, inspired by Rudolf Steiner, arguing that the greatest part of humankind exists beyond this earthly life, and highlighting the importance of our connections with them.


    Jess is caught between two worlds, between kelpies and humans, and between Finn and Magnus. Who will she choose in this dark fantasy adventure?

    Between the Lies

    Judith Tremayne is missing. She just seems to have vanished, until Abbie, a school nobody, receives a message: 'I want to come home'. Why would popular Jude contact loner Abbie? Will she stay missing? A tense teen thriller packed with sensational twists.

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