For Teachers

Information and resources for teachers using our Kelpies Scottish children's novels in the classroom.

Author Visits

Many of our authors regularly visit schools and children's book groups/clubs to share their passion for reading and writing. If you'd like to arrange an author visit for your school, email and we'll work with you to make it happen.

Free Posters for Schools and Libraries

Would you like to brighten up your library or classroom? Please email to request Kelpies posters, which are produced for many of our newer titles. (Posters are provided at our discretion while stocks last.)

Teacher's Guides

As the largest publisher of children's books in Scotland, we have long-standing relationships with many schools and teachers. For several years, we produced free Teacher's Guides to our Kelpies novels (for 8-12 year olds) and other selected titles.

Below is a complete list of all the Teacher's Guides currently available. You'll also find links to them from the individual book pages on this website. All guides are PDFs, so you'll need a version of Acrobat or PDF Reader to open and print them.

Please note: these guides were produced for the previous 5-14 Curriculum. They have not yet been updated for the Curriculum for Excellence. We hope that you find the ideas and activities in them useful anyway as general inspiration for class projects and exercises.

Story Anthologies Teacher's Guides

Kelpies Teacher's Guides (novels for 8-12 year olds)