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Greyfriars Bobby

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The tale of Greyfriars Bobby, the little dog who kept a fourteen-year vigil by his master's graveside in an Edinburgh churchyard, has long been synonymous with unwavering faithfulness and loyalty. This nineteenth-century classic is now retold for younger children by Ruth Brown from the perspective of two modern-day children who come across the commemorative plaque outside Greyfriar's churchyard.
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Unicorn in the Castle

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Scotland's myths & legends are full of fabled and fantastic creatures. So much so that Scotland's national animal is not one that you'll find in the wild or in a zoo, on a farm or in your house. It's a magical and mysterious creature that exists only in pictures and stories and in your own imagination… Amber and Alfie MacCaley are visiting their Uncle Angus who lives in an enormous castle. Alfie loves to play knights and imagines he might find a dragon. During the night, Amber hears some strange sounds coming from within the stone walls - grunting, scraping and jangling. Alfie is convinced these noises must be coming from a dragon and, against the warning of Uncle Angus, he heads off to the deepest depths of the castle to look for it. Amber follows and both children are amazed at what they find captive inside… Join Amber and Alfie on an adventure to discover the legend behind this magical and mythical beast.
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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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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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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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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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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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Nessie's Monster Activity Book

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Hours of fun with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster and her friends.
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Scary Scottish Castles

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An essential guide for children interested in learning about Scotlands castles. Highlighting some of the nasty deeds and skulduggery that took place, Scary Scottish Castles includes a double page spread for each of 24 of Scotlands best known castles. With colourfully graphic and busy illustrations, the book includes the key facts and historical events surrounding each property and the people that were associated with them. Supported with games, puzzles and fun challenges, this book educates and entertains for hours without appearing over-factual and academic.
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Spuds and the Crock of Gold

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It was the first of May, the start of summer, but for leprechaun Spuds Potsofgold it was not a good day. Two things had gone horribly wrong. The first was that his precious crock of gold disappeared while he was taking a nap, the second was that he couldn't stop sneezing! How will Spuds solve the mystery of his missing crock of gold, and what is to be done about his allergy to Steve, his pet mouse? Ages 5+
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The Grouse and the Mouse

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Bagpipe the Black Grouse loves admiring his glorious red eyebrows and his magnificent straight tail feathers. He feels sorry for his friend, Squeaker the Wood Mouse, with his boring brown fur and bendy tail. But Squeaker's help, along with brown-ness and bendy-ness, might be just what Bagpipe needs when he gets into some serious fox trouble.Starring two of Scotland's best-loved residents, an endangered black grouse and a wood mouse, this is a funny and heart-warming tale about valuing difference, from the author of Can't-Dance-Cameron.
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A Kiwi Year: Twelve months in the life of New Zealand's kids

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Meet Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia - Kiwi kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They'll take you through a year in the life of New Zealand's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable.

A Kiwi Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It's a snapshot of who we are as New Zealanders, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five Kiwi kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our great nation.

From the Bay of Islands to our hot springs and soaring mountains, vibrant cities and quaint country towns, this is our New Zealand childhood.
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A Scottish Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Scotland's Kids

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Meet Isla, Sophie, Dominik, James and Rashida - Scottish children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They will take you through a year in the life of Scottish kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. They are our Scottish childhood.

A Scottish Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and strong heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations, showcasing our five Scottish children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of Scotland - from our heather-strewn Highlands to our historical cities, pristine outer islands and charming rural towns.

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Bobby - Catch Me If You Can

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Bobby is a cheeky little dog that likes chasing cats.So when a big black cat disturbs his daily nap, itresults in a chase full of twists and turns whichare not always to Bobbys liking.
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Clan MacBleat

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Clan MacBleat are totally devoted to their flock; however the sheep tend to get into all kinds of trouble giving the clan a real dilemma! Illustrated by Keith Robson, the book is guaranteed to bring a smile and a chuckle.
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Clan MacWee

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In this book Clan MacWee (the smallest clan in Scotland) try everything they can to make themselves grow taller but will they be better off this way?
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