The Katie Morag Treasury by Mairi Hedderwick

It’s time to put on your wellies and explore the idyllic Isle of Struay with Scotland’s favourite rosy-cheeked adventurer – Katie Morag.  This bonnie treasury contains seven wonderful stories about Katie’s rural life, as well as six folktales from Grannie Island’s Ceilidh.  Each page is packed with quirky characters and charming illustrations to help transport your little ones to this wonderful Scottish island.

The Loch Mess Monster by Helen Lester

No Scottish reading list would be complete without a trip to the iconic Loch Ness. This adorable picture book tells the tale of little Angus who is learning how to be a good Loch Ness Monster. But first he needs to learn to keep his room tidy, a rather monster-sized task! Full of fun Scottish words and phrases to try out, this monstrous tale will be sure to get your little ones giggling.

The Dragonsitter’s Island by Josh Lacey

Eddie is dragon-sitting again. This time it’s for his Uncle Morton, on a remote island off the shores of Scotland. But with dinosaurs, the Loch Ness Monster and grumpy Mr. McDougall to contend with, can he keep everything in order before his uncle returns? Told as a series of emails between Eddie and his uncle, The Dragonsitter’s Island is a unique series that will intrigue little readers.

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit By Emma Thompson

Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s childhood holidays to Scotland, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit follows Peter as he takes his adventures beyond Mr. McGregor’s Garden to a land of kilts, clans, and giant radishes. Based on Potter’s original tales, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson continues Peter’s tales of mischief in this beautiful hardcover picture book.

The Megamogs in Moggymania by Peter Haswell

Miss Marbletop and her mob of meddlesome moggies love a feline adventure, including a rather hairy trip to Scotland, in this marvellous Megamogs tale. With plenty of opportunities for the family to join in, this book has been specially written to help build the confidence of little readers. And with the Megamogs propensity for mayhem and mischief, you can expect to be thoroughly entertained from start to finish.

The Silver Swan by Michael Morpurgo

It all began when a swan landed on his loch - a silver swan. Scotland’s sweeping landscapes make the perfect setting for this story of a young boy learning about the ups and downs of the natural world. Michael Morpurgo, once again, showcases his ability to write with compassion about the unique relationship between humans and animals. With its stunning pastel illustrations, this picture book will remain a classic for years to come.

Magic Kitten: A Shimmering Splash by Sue Bentley

Add a bit of magic to your Burns Night reading with this purrfect sparkly adventure book. Lorna’s holiday to Scotland seems like it’s going to be a lonely trip. That is until she stumbles across Flame - an adorable white and ginger kitten with the ability to cast spells. Filled with humour and warmth – this is the ideal read for any little animal-lovers.

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