• Children’s Books

    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Philip Longson

    by  • 20 May 2015 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design, Traditional Scottish Tales • 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 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design • 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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    Student Scoops Second Annual Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize

    by  • 13 April 2015 • Awards, Design and Illustration, Floris Design, Kelpies • 0 Comments

    On Friday evening, the Floris team trooped down to The Creative Exchange in Leith to host the award ceremony for the second annual Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize. The bright and airy exhibition space was the perfect backdrop for the twelve shortlisted designs – the various interpretations of the design brief were really brought...

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    Happy World Book Day!

    by  • 5 March 2015 • Children's Books, Kelpies • 0 Comments

    The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter, and today is a whole day for celebrating books! Lots of our authors have been out and about this week, shouting from the rooftops about how great books are and getting school kids using their imaginations to create brilliant stories. Read on to find...

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    Drum roll please: the results of our Kelpies School Library Competition!

    by  • 23 February 2015 • Children's Books, Kelpies • 0 Comments

    At Floris Books, we love libraries and passionately believe in their importance within the community. Libraries are safe-havens but they are also places of adventure and magic and freedom. To celebrate Scottish school libraries and their dedicated staff, we launched our inaugural Kelpies School Library Competition. Our aim? To fill the shelves of one...

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    Dragons, Selkies and Fairy Princes

    by  • 11 December 2014 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Traditional Scottish Tales • 0 Comments

    Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away, three talented young illustrators were paired up with three award winning Scottish authors and storytellers to create Picture Kelpies’ Traditional Scottish Tales. People traveled from miles around to visit their local bookshops and marvel at the wondrous books that had been created. Some even...

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    Book Week Scotland: a letter to our local libraries from Floris Books

    by  • 27 November 2014 • Children's Books • 0 Comments

    At Floris Books, we love our libraries. We recognise that libraries are at the heart of communities, and we passionately believe in the importance of Scottish school libraries with dedicated and knowledgeable staff. To celebrate Book Week Scotland and the launch of our brand new Scottish Primary School Library Competition, every member of the...

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