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!
Begin the journey; discover your destiny... Set against a backdrop of Scottish myths and legends, follow the epic quest by a changeling, a selkie and a prince to find an ancient and powerful object, and save the kingdom.
A tale of adventure and bravery, based on the real-life castle siege in the summer of the year 1300. Knights and nobles, pages and prisoners - and a girl of conscience with plenty of courage as the catapults release their rocks into the sky.
An old promise. A mysterious tiger. A Magical adventure. Lal and his brother Dilip miss home. They don't like drizzle, midges, or the tiger skin rug in their creepy new house. All they want is to leave Scotland and go back to India. But that's before they make friends with Jenny, and before the tiger comes back to life...
This vibrant and appealing adaptation of Tam O'Shanter brings the work of Robert Burns and the Scots language to life for a new generation through the medium of manga in this graphic novel for the 10-14 age range.
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.
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.
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