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    The Floris Books approach to children’s cover design

    by  • 15 October 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2015 has officially opened and everyone at Floris is patiently waiting for this year’s entries to start rolling in. In 2014, we launched the Prize with the aim of discovering new children’s design talent in Scotland. We thought that The Sign of the Black Dagger by award-winning author...

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    Can Floris make it two in a row? Shortlist for Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015 announced

    by  • 28 August 2014 • 0 Comments

    Our three shortlisted authors

    Fresh from our success at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2014, where Kelpies author Janis Mackay took home the Younger Readers Award for her time-travel-trouble adventure The Accidental Time Traveller, we are proud to announce that we have had 3 books shortlisted once again for the 2015 Awards! Our three shortlisted books are: Pyrate’s...

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    Kelpies Prize 2014 winner announced!

    by  • 15 August 2014 • 0 Comments

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    We’ve battled through a mountain of entries, spent six months reading all day every day, met three wonderful shortlisted authors, hosted one glamourous awards ceremony, and now we’re delighted to finally announce the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014. A hearty congratulations to Lindsay Littleson and her charming tale of family love and how...

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    Meet the Floris Books Design and Production Team

    by  • 2 July 2014 • 0 Comments

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    As some of you may have noticed, last Wednesday our social media pages looked a little different. The Floris Design and Production team, normally very busy making sure that our beautiful picture books and non-fiction guides make it to a bookshop near you, popped by on Twitter and Facebook to say hello. And we...

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    Holonomics: Frequently Asked Questions

    by  • 24 April 2014 • 0 Comments

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    This month, Floris Books is pleased to publish Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter by Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson as part of our growing collection of books on alternative business and economics. But what exactly is Holonomics and how can it benefit us? Authors Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson have...

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    Illustrating the Tomtes with Brenda Tyler

    by  • 21 April 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Earlier in the year, the Floris office was treated to a very special visit from Brenda Tyler, author-illustrator of our beautiful Hilltop picture book series. Brenda popped in to work with our design team on illustrations for her new Hilltop book, The Tomtes of Hilltop Stream, and we were lucky enough to catch her...

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    A tribute to Wain Farrants

    by  • 16 April 2014 • 0 Comments

    We were sorry to learn of the recent death of bookshop manager and long-time Floris Books friend and supporter Wain Farrants. Wain studied psychology and mathematics at the University of Toronto and ran the bookshop at Camphill Botton Village in Yorkshire, England for many years until his death in January 2014. As well as...

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