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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.

    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.

    An Island Tail

    Wee Shona the cat has lost her home. Luckily, she has two friends that she can always rely on: a kind boy called Angus and a gentle sheepdog called Tam who will do anything to help her.



    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.

    Daisy on the Outer Line

    When Daisy trashes her stepdad's funeral, she gets blind drunk and wakes up on the Glasgow subway to find she has travelled back in time. To make amends for her behaviour, she must save a life - but she doesn't know who, how, or where to begin.

    Cranachan Publishing