Scotland is a country known for its poetry and literature. Not only are there many books by Scottish authors available, there are also books that teach more generally about Scotland. There are two things that I learned while living in Scotland. First, although Scotland is a small country, its people have an outsized influence in the world.
This is evidenced by the volume of Scottish authors and Scottish-centered books available in the US.
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Second, Scottish people are deeply interconnected through networks and have a profound sense of pride in their country. Indeed, many of the books on this list are published through the Kelpies.
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Disclaimer: This list is by no means complete but I hope it can be useful as a starting point for you! The books included on this list can be found in the United States. Specifically, I based it on what I could find using our local library system. The books selected also are reflective of my kids age 6 and 2.
Hence, why Harry Potter is not in this list. Scroll to the bottom of this post to download a PDF of the entire list that you can print out and take with you to the library! Given that this book was published in , I was unsure on how relevant it would be. However, I was blown away by how much I enjoyed reading it and how much Mr.
The storyline and imagery of the book, while specific to the time, are also timeless. It also evoked so many memories of our time living in Edinburgh. Like other books in this series, this book provides an overview of Scotland. Topics covered this book include food, wildlife, Loch Ness, Highland Games, school and sport.
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Although this is an ABC book , it is certainly not for younger readers. Using the alphabet a framework, we get 26 interlinking stories featuring various aspects of Scottish culture. Each letter has a poem as well as a more detailed paragraphs about each item. A great book for preschoolers, N is for Nessie has colorful imagery and highlights a variety of Scottish landmarks and culture.
The book keeps it simple on the pages with two pages of explanations for parents in the back. Scotland is world-renown for its folk tales. Therefore it was fantastic to read the stories including in this Treasury. We were introduced to a variety of fantastical creatures including selkies, brownies, kelpies and a stoorworm. It is filled with typical activity book activities including coloring, stickers, connect the dots, drawing, mazes and puzzles. The videos also bring the books to life. Based on a classic Scottish folk tale, The Selkie Girl tells the story of a selkie girl a seal who can become human who encounters a lonely boy named Fergus.
Her books are tons of fun and filled with imaginative rhymes. Edinburgh-based Simon Puttock is the author of more than 40 books. After growing up in many locations around the world, he has made Scotland home since Glaswegian Ross Collins has illustrated over books and authored over a dozen.
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Author of more than 50 books, Debi Gliori has written many bestsellers in the UK. Three of her books that we enjoyed:. We love a silly book and this one delivers plenty of silliness! This is the first book in the Wee Granny series. These three stories were gentle, sweet and draw strongly on themes of friendship.
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We enjoyed her debut book, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar. Catherine Rayner is an Edinburgh-based, award-winning author and illustrator. The books share a sweet sense of humor and are perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. Most visitors spend between 1 and 2 hours on site so please allow enough time for your journey and visit. Rosslyn Chapel is open to visitors throughout the year.
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