• Children’s Books

    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kate Leiper

    by  • 29 October 2014 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design • 0 Comments

    Illustrator of… Last week during our Twitter take-over, #FlorisDesign brought you some of our favourite images from The Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and this week we were lucky enough to have a face-to-face chat with the artist, the wonderful Kate Leiper. Read on to find out about her inspiration, her...

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    The Floris Books approach to children’s cover design

    by  • 15 October 2014 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design • 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 • Awards, Children's Books, Teen fiction • 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 • Awards, Children's Books • 0 Comments

    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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    Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize Winner Announced

    by  • 15 March 2014 • Awards, Children's Books, Kelpies • 0 Comments

    We are very excited to announce that Edinburgh-based illustrator Astrid Jaekel is the winner of the inaugural Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize! We made the announcement at an award ceremony last night at Edinburgh’s Gallery Seventeen, where we will also be showcasing the ten shortlisted entries this weekend. Astrid’s design for the cover of...

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    Why should you read wordless picture books?

    by  • 10 February 2014 • Children's Books, Steiner-Waldorf Education • 0 Comments

    Rain or Shine cover

    Sharing stories with young children is widely acknowledged to be key in their development of literacy and communication skills. But many parents overlook the benefits of picture books without words. In this type of book, the story emerges through exploring the illustrations, rather than the words on the page. This leaves the child free...

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