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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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    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.

    Girl in a Cage

    When her father, Robert the Bruce, is crowned King, Princess Marjorie is captured by the English, imprisoned and put on permanent display in a wooden cage in a town square.

    Hag Storm

    When 12-year-old Rab finds a mysterious hag stone, he sees witches coming to claim his sisters for their coven in this historical adventure based on the life of Robert Burns.

    Mary's the Name

    Orphan Mary and her granpa are on the run to the Isle of Skye. But someone's coming after them...


    Runaway Phin's journey across Victorian Scotland with an escaped prisoner and a dancing bear.

    Reflective Reading: Engaging and Practical Ideas for Teaching Reading Comprehension in the Primary Classroom

    Engaging, inspirational, practical. The teacher's handbook for the Reflective Reading methodology to improve reading comprehension.

    Scotland's Animal Superstars: True Stories About Braw Birds and Beasties

    Discover Scotland's real-life Animal Superstars! Read about 25 braw birds and beasties and find out how these incredible creatures made their mark on Scottish history.

    Sonny and Me

    Daughter and Sonny are two best friends just trying to get through fourth year at high school. But when their favourite teacher leaves unexpectedly, and no one will say why, the boys decide to start their own investigation. As they dig deeper into the staff at Battlefield High, they discover a dark secret which one person will kill to protect...

    Tam O'Shanter

    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.

    Cranachan Publishing