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    Cranachan Publishing

    Based on the Isle of Lewis, Cranachan publish high-quality children’s and young adult fiction with a Scottish flavour.

    Their Pokey Hat imprint for 8-12s, focuses on Scottish-set titles, including a focus on historical fiction through the Yesteryear series. Gob Stopper, their YA imprint for teens, covers a diverse range of titles including fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction. Most books are set in Scotland and many use Scots, and sometimes Gaelic, to represent authentic voices. Readers, young and old alike, can escape to Scotland by experiencing its exciting culture and history, wherever they live in the world.

    Cranachan also publish educational resources for teachers.

    Shortlisted Saltire Society Emerging Publisher 2019.

    #BritishBookAwards Highly Commended Small Press of the Year 2021.

    #ClanCranachan #BeMoreRaspberry

    Stay at Home! Poems and Prose for Children in Lockdown is a collection of 40 lockdown-themed contributions by writers based in Scotland.

    Download for free here: Stay at Home!

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    A Pattern of Secrets

    Jim must steal back a mysterious heirloom to save his siblings from the Poor House in this gripping Victorian mystery set in Scotland.



    Black Water

    Dumfries, 1792. Henry may only be twelve, but he has already begun his training in the Excise, combating smuggling like his father does. But when a large smuggling schooner is stranded nearby, the stakes are high - even with reinforcements, and the newly recruited officer, a poet called Robert Burns.


    Tom and Beth must save the Firth of Forth from environmental disaster in this timely underwater adventure with community activism at it heart.

    Buy Buy Baby

    A bittersweet story of two very different women united in their desperate quest for motherhood.

    Charlie's Promise

    A frightened refugee arrives in Scotland on the brink of WW2 and needs Charlie's help.

    Fir for Luck

    The heart-wrenching tale of a girl's courage to save her village from the Highland Clearances.

    Frida and Arthur the Dragon in France

    Fly on a fairy tale journey with Frida and her dragon; discover the beauty of France and its rich culture and history in this exquisitely illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book.

    Cranachan Publishing