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Teeger That Cam for his Tea

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Teeger That Cam for his Tea
'There is a chap at the door jist as Sophie an her mum are sittin doon for their tea. Wha could it be? They dinna think it's a muckle, furry, strippit teeger -- that's for shair!' No children's bookshelf is complete without the classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea, but what if Sophie opened the door to find a teeger that's cam for his tea instead? Celebrating its 50th roaring anniversary in 2018, Judith Kerr's much-loved picture book is charmingly retold for the first time in Scots. Keeping all the iconic elements of the story, Scots expert Susan Rennie gives the words a lively Scots twist -- a plate of sandwiches becomes a 'hail plate o pieces' and the big, furry, stripy tiger becomes a 'muckle, furry, strippit teeger'. This bright and bonnie take on a childhood favourite is perfect for reading aloud with young children.
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Betty's New Best Friend

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Betty the Belted Galloway wants to play but everyone seems to be too busy. When she heads off along the track to find some fun she gets a surprise. Betty spots something she's never seen before. It turns out to be a young Highland Bull.
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Clan Mingin

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Clan Mingin have no water to wash, but Lord Muck soon gets his comeuppance.
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Geordie's Mingin Medicine

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Geordie's grannie is a crabbit auld grumph. As far as she's concerned, Geordie can do nothing right. But, when the times comes for him tae bring her her medicine, Geordie decides tae give her a mingin brew of his own recipe.After the remarkable hit, The Eejits Matthew Fitt's Scts translation of Roald Dahl's The Twits, Itchy Coo presents another Scots version of a Roald Dahl story. Now George's Marvellous Medicine has been distilled into Geordie's Mingin Medicine. Strong stomachs and a head for heights are required for this hilarious tale.
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Harry the Highlander: Up the Glen

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Harry the Highlander is a young Highland cow who is shunned by other cows simply because he looks different. He sets off to find some friends who won't laugh at his shaggy coat and finds himself faced with various challenges that help to unite him with his fellow travellers.
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Haud that Bus!

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Feel good as you sit back and are happily transported around Scotland in the company of Barbara and Molly. Explore this beautiful country in the very funny company of these two senior citizens. They are actually chalk and cheese, but certainly a pair of characters in their own right. By now they have established a pattern of meeting up most days at the famous statue of the kissing couple, called Winchers Stance, on the main concourse of Glasgows Buchanan Street Bus Station. There they decide where they will go on that particular day.
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Matilda in Scots

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Translatit intae Scots by Anne Donovan Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget! This translation into Scots is a timely addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots language.
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N is for Nessie: Scottish Alphabet for Kids

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Sing Auld Lang Syne while you climb to the top of a Castle. Wave to a Highland Cow in John O'Groats. Put on a Kilt and avoid those Midges as you visit a Loch (not lock!) to meet Nessie. Then speed back over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Zoo - not forgetting your Umbrella. Take a whistle-stop tour through the Scottish alphabet! Each letter from A to Z represents the best of everything Scottish: beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, amazing wildlife and, of course, the weather! This charming and fun book is perfect for locals and visitors alike, as illustrator Kate Davies fills each page with humorous Scottish details. Featuring only one word per letter, it's suitable for younger children to enjoy.
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Nessie Needs New Glasses

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Nessie needs her glasses in order to do all the things that a Loch Ness Monster likes to do! However, when her glasses are broken, she does not have the money to pay for a new pair. Nessie sets off on a tour of Scotland to see if any of her relatives can help her. The trouble is that her eyesight really is quite poor!
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The Eejits

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In The Twits, Roald Dahl's story about the world's most revolting couple, Mr Twit was horrible and hairy and his wife Mrs Twit was just plain ugly. Now in The Eejits they are honkin, maukit, bowfin and clarty and Mrs Eejit's hackitness is revealed in all its manky glory. Read Matthew Fitt's new translation of this children's classic to find out what sleekit terrible things the Eejits do to each other and what makes them both so completely mingin.
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Thistle Street

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Welcome to Thistle Street, a bustling wee high street in a Scottish seaside town, where youll meet lots of friendly folk and some fun Scots words. Join us for a DAUNDER down the street as people go through their day, trying to avoid a STRAMASH on the way to school, having a good BLETHER outside the bakers, and rushing indoors when the weather gets DREICH.This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively characters who work and live on the street, from a grumpy greengrocer and a busy vet to schoolchildren and even a strong man! Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm illustrations will draw children into the friendly neighbourhood of Thistle Street.
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We're Gangin' on a Bear Hunt in Scots

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We're gangin on a bear hunt. We're gaun tae catch a braw yin. Whit a bonnie day! We're no feart. Get ready for a big adventure, as brave hunters and bear lovers trudge through muckle forests and skirlin snowstorms, claggie mud and a deep cauld river in search of a glowerin bear. Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt is charmingly recreated in Scots for little adventurers. The original words and illustrations are transformed by language expert Susan Rennie into lively Scots for a bright and bonnie take on this favourite tale.
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Wee Granny's Magic Bag and the Ceilidh

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Everyone's favourite Wee Granny is back with her magic bag, and Emily and Harry are desperate to see what she's got inside it today. It's the day of the school ceilidh, and they have to pick up last-minute supplies before the celebrations and dancing can begin. But things don't go smoothly -- they miss their bus and then a flood closes the road. Does Wee Granny have something in her magic bag to save the day? This brilliant follow-up to the hugely popular Wee Granny's Magic Bag, starring a tartan Mary Poppins, offers a wonderful mix of colourful illustrations and an engaging story with surprises on every page!
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Where's Nessie?

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A brightly coloured, lift the flap book for young children all about Scotland's most famous resident. No one can find Nessie, but maybe you can! Look through the pages and you might just find the little monster...
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Katie Morag Delivers The Mail

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When Katie Morag finds herself in the middle of a mail muddle, she needs to do some quick-thinking to come up with a solution to her parcel posting problems.
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The Tale o the Wee Mowdie

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This fantastically funny tale is perfect for children of all ages (including the grown-up ones!). Follow the Wee Mowdie as he sets out to discover wha keeched on his heid. 'An awfu stramash befaws the wee mowdie, yin bricht sunny morn. It looks a bit like a link sasser, an the warst o't is - it faws richt ontae his heid. Oor gallus wee hero gangs oot tae speir wha's keeched on his heid.'
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Captain Wee MacNessie

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Wee MacNessie wants to be a pirate. His friends Suszie, Fergus and Dolly aren't quite so sure that's a good idea! English edition.
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Greyfriars Bobby: Bobby's New Adventure

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Bobby and his friend Frankie, a black cat, find that Angus has hurt himself. Since Angus is the man that always makes sure a gun is fired at one o'clock each day, Bobby and Frankie have to help him.
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Hamish McHaggis and the Clan Gathering

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Hamish McHaggis is a happy-go-lucky haggis, recognizable by his orange fur, big red nose and tartan hat. In tow is the sceptical Rupert Harold the Third, a hedgehog and English gent, Angus, the mischievous pine martin, and Jeannie, the accident prone osprey.
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Hamish McHaggis and the Great Glasgow Treasure Hunt

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Maggie the fox is in a fix. Can Hamish and his friends help her to save the Great Glasgow Treasure Hunt?
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Hamish McHaggis and the Lost Prince

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A young prince is missing. Can Hamish and his friends rush to the rescue?
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Hedgehogs Hares & Other British Animals

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The first in a new series of sticker books created for the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about marvellous mammals and their homes. With four pages of stickers, you can stick the rabbits in their warren, fill the sea with dolphins, match the babies with their mums, and much, much more!
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Hide-and-Seek Hettie

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Hettie the Highland cow is very mucky. Calum and Kirsty think it's time for a wash but Hettie isn't keen. Quick -- hide!

But poor Hettie finds she can't hide in the flock of sheep, or behind the prickly gorse bush, or with the deer in the forest -- she's too big!

When she gets tangled up in the washing line, her hide and seek is over. But a bath might not be so bad after all

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Katie Morag & the Dancing Class

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Everyone is excited about the new ballet and tap classes. Everyone, that is, except Katie Morag! But the two grandmothers have decided - she will go to ballet and she will wear a frilly skirt! What is Katie Morag going to do?
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Leprechaun Tales

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Tradition has it that leprechauns are mischievous little people, often cobblers, who have pots of gold hidden away. The humans are always keen to find the gold but somehow are always outwitted by the leprechauns’ cunning and magical powers. This selection of charming tales about leprechauns and other little people has been passed down over the years from one generation to another. Yvonne Carroll’s brilliant retelling of each story brings them alive for a new generation of readers.

This bestselling edition of tales in now available in a miniaturised hardback edition for a new generation of readers.

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