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Kelpies Prize 2017 – Shortlist Announced!

Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for this year's Kelpies Prize! We are thrilled to announce this year's shortlisted books are:

  • Lottie Larkin's Magical Mishap by Kate Bolden
  • David and the Surprisingly Smart-o-saurus by Debbie Cannon
  • The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilett

The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2017 will be announced on 23rd August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. For more information on the books and authors you can read our shortlist information sheet.


Kelpies Prize 2016 Winner

Hearty congratulations to Elizabeth Ezra, who won the Kelpies Prize 2016 and her sassy witch story, Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic!

Well done to fellow shortlisted authors Christine Laurenson and Alan McClure.

Winner Elizabeth Ezra receives her giant cheque from Jonathan Meres

Kelpies Prize 2018 – Watch this space

Do you have a brilliant idea for a children's novel set in Scotland? Don't worry if you missed the deadline for this year's prize, as the Kelpies Prize 2018 will be launched soon. Watch this space for more information.


More Information About Kelpies

The Kelpies range of quality Scottish books for children everywhere includes books for children aged from 1–14. Visit out DiscoverKelpies website for more information, including classroom resources and activities for teachers and librarians, details of how to book authors for events, trailers, author interviews and much more!

For general information about the Kelpies range of books, visit the main Floris Books website.

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