Children's reading lists

7 books set in Scotland for wee ones

The 25th of January celebrates the life and times of one of Scotland’s greatest writers, Robert Burns. So what better way to mark the occasion by reading these magical tales with fantastical characters, all set in Scotland - they’re a great way to learn about a new tradition together.

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.

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