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    #FlorisDesign: 5 Top Tips for Cover Design

    by  • 13 October 2015 • 0 Comments

    The Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2016 has officially opened and the judges are eagerly awaiting this year’s entries! In 2014, we launched the Prize with the aim of discovering new children’s design talent in Scotland. Since then, two books from our Kelpies range have had fantastic make-overs. The Sign of the Black Dagger by...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview with Maria Bogade

    by  • 16 September 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Illustrator of… Today #FlorisDesign is talking to Maria Bogade, who illustrated Wee Granny’s Magic Bag and Wee Granny and the Ceilidh. Part of our Picture Kelpies, the Wee Granny series is about a practical gran with a magic, bottomless bag that has everything she could ever need in a pinch! Both Wee Granny books were written...

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    #FlorisDesign Quickfire Interview with Richard Morgan

    by  • 19 August 2015 • 0 Comments

      Illustrator of…   With us for #FlorisDesign is the pencil-and-paintbrush wielding Viking and illustrator Richard Morgan who will be doing a quick-fire interview with us about his work on Thorfinn the Nicest Viking. Today is a special day as we’re able to show you for the first time the covers for the series...

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    Anthony (Tony) Jacobs-Brown

    by  • 28 July 2015 • 0 Comments

    Floris Books is sad to hear of the recent passing of Tony Jacobs-Brown, a former colleague and long-time friend. Below is an obituary, based on the eulogy by Darryl Coonan. Tony was born in London, England on August 24, 1954. He was an only child and was the first in his family to go...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kirsteen Harris-Jones

    by  • 22 July 2015 • 0 Comments

      Illustrator of…   Kirsteen Harris-Jones illustrated her first Picture Kelpies book, No Such Thing as Nessie! in 2013 written by none other than Chani McBain, our Sales and Marketing Manager! Kirsteen’s latest Picture Kelpies book is The Grouse and the Mouse by Emily Dodd. It’s a story about two loveable characters, Bagpipe and...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Matthew Land

    by  • 3 June 2015 • 0 Comments


            Illustrator of…   Today with #FlorisDesign, we’re chatting with Matthew Land, the illustrator of Theresa Breslin’s dramatic tale The Dragon Stoorworm, about his work and creative processes. Hi Matthew! Thanks for talking to us. We were wondering where you looked for inspiration when you started your illustrations for The Dragon Stoorworm? Theresa’s...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Ruchi Mhasane

    by  • 27 May 2015 • 0 Comments

      Illustrator of… This week, we are interviewing Ruchi Mhasane, the wonderful illustrator of The Selkie Girl, an emotional re-telling of a classic Scottish folk tale by Janis Mackay. We’ll be talking with Ruchi about her inspiration behind these beautiful illustrations as well as her personal work. Hi Ruchi, we’re excited to hear all...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Philip Longson

    by  • 20 May 2015 • 0 Comments


    Illustrator of… This week #FlorisDesign is interviewing Philip Longson, the brilliantly talented illustrator of Lari Don’s The Tale of Tam Linn. Read on to learn about where he found his inspiration, his favourite illustration in the book, and what advice he would give to his younger self. Hi Philip, thanks for taking the time...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Sandra Klaassen

    by  • 13 May 2015 • 0 Comments


    Illustrator Of…   This week #FlorisDesign is happy to share an exclusive interview with the talented Dutch author/illustrator, Sandra Klaassen. As an experienced illustrator who pours so much emotion into her work, we were thrilled to hear about Sandra’s inspirations and experience.  Hi Sandra, thanks for sharing with us about you and your work...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kate McLelland

    by  • 6 May 2015 • 0 Comments


    Illustrator of… Hi Kate! In 2014, you illustrated one of our best-selling Picture Kelpie, There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie by Rebecca Colby. Recently you’ve illustrated for our very first Wee Kelpies board books: My First Scottish Things That Go and My First Scottish Colours. Can you start us off by...

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