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It's Unicorn Day! Celebrate! A day packed with activities and livestreams for wee ones everywhere.
Why I wanted to create a unicorn story grounded in Scottish history and folklore, and where the inspiration for the story came from.
Tune in to an exclusive storytelling of The Unicorn in the Castle as part of Stirling Castle's National Unicorn Day celebrations!
I have a few close friends who are teachers, which means that occasionally I receive some reliable, usually humorous and always honest reviews of my stories from them when my stories have been used for carpet-time reading. This week, my lovely friend 'Mrs K' sent me the following her Friday afternoon story time. This is … Continue reading A magical review for The Unicorn in the Castle
So, I didn't really think I'd ever appear at a book festival, other than having my books on sale in the big white tents in Edinburgh. But in my hometown of Linlithgow, the wonderful bookshop Far From the Madding Crowd organises a children's book festival for the town's primary schools, in the community's very own … Continue reading Further From Festival
Exciting news (for me)! It's Book Week Scotland this month (don't know what that is? Look here) and I will be reading both of my wee stories to eleven primary school classes in my local area during the celebrations! This will be the first time I've taken The Kilted Coo to read in a school, … Continue reading Book Week Scotland 2017
A few weeks ago I posted about my forthcoming new children's book, The Kilted Coo, and I am now thrilled to say that the the story and illustrations have been finalised and the button has been pushed on printing! The Kilted Coo will be published on the 7th of August... *moohoo* It is by the … Continue reading Book Number Two – The Kilted Coo
A few days ago I shared my recent trip to Bellsquarry Primary school... (here) and I have received this lovely message from the children in Primary 3/2 and their class teacher, Mrs C: We loved reading your recent post this afternoon Rachel! I must share with you just how much we enjoyed our topic work based on … Continue reading A School Report for Ruan
Recently I visited the lovely Bellsquarry Primary School where I met a very talented group of children in P3/2. I was made to feel very welcome with posters and welcome signs for my arrival! I went along to read Ruan the Little Red Squirrel to kick off their Scottish topic of classwork. Ruan's travels formed … Continue reading Budding authors at Bellsquarry Primary