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Kelpies Prize 2016 – 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:

  • Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic by Elizabeth Ezra
  • The Secret of the Tammy Norrie by Christine Laurenson
  • The Day My School Exploded (But It Wasn't My Fault!) by Alan McClure

The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2016 will be announced on 25th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. For more information on the books and authors you can read our shortlist information sheet.

Kelpies Prize 2017 – Now Open

Have you got a brilliant idea for a children's novel set in Scotland? If you missed out on entering the Kelpies Prize this year, don't worry because you still have plenty of time to submit your entry for next year's prize.

We are now accepting submissions in two categories: Kelpies (8-11 years) and KelpiesTeen (11-14 years). You can read more about our new submission categories here. The deadline for the 2017 prize is not until 28 Februrary 2017, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in autumn 2018. Good luck!

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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