PART OF THE The Gift of Reading ISSUE
”When the snaw faws, magic glisters in the air. Wan snawy day a laddie builds a Snawman and in the middle o the nicht the Snawman comes tae life.’
Published by Black & White Publishing, £14.99
From prophets to photographers, artists to activists, Feisty and Fiery and Fierce is packed with powerful and punchy ‘her-stories’ celebrating seriously badass Celtic woman throughout history. This is a must on the bookshelf of anyone wanting to invite the feist of these inspirational firebrands into their life and live by their fearless lessons.
Published by Acair, £6.99
Le uisg is le grìan, bidh sinn uile a’ fàs. Gheibh sinn latha agus oidhche, gheibh sinn beatha is tàmh.” Seo an t-òran a bhios Seanair a’ gabhail a h-uile latha nuair a bhios e fhèin agus ogha a-muigh a’ cur sìol. Gabhaidh na bliadhnaichean seachad agus fàsaidh na craobhan nan coille fhad ‘s a dh’fhàsas am balach àrd agus làidir. Tha Seanair a’ fàs aosta agus às dèidh latha dòigheil, mus tèid e a ghabhail tàmh, bheir e am poca sìl do ogha. Tuigidh esan a-nise gum feum e cumail suas òran a sheanar.
A tender story about embracing the rhythms of nature and life, told through the relationship of a Grandfather and his grandson. Sown through seeds of song, love and a reverence in nature this is a beautiful tale about growing up and growing old and the riches that close bonds with loved ones and nature can bring.
Published by Luath Press, £16.99
The marvelous Matthew Fitt brings to life in Scots Charlie Mackesy’s special book journeying with unlikely friends through their greatest life lessons. This heartwarming book holds hope at its core, exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all this is a read for all ages during these uncertain times.
A Gaelic edition is also available from Luath Press : An Gille, am Famh, an Sionnach ’s an T-each, translated by Johan Nic a’ Ghobhainn.
Published by Black & White Publishing, £7.99
‘When the snaw faws, magic glisters in the air.
Wan snawy day a laddie builds a Snawman and in the middle o the nicht the Snawman comes tae life.’
This classic tale and all its magic is given a new lease of life, with a whole lot of love, in Scots by celebrated Scots translator Matthew Fitt. Spend Christmas with everyone’s favourite Snowman and tak yersel on a magical journey tae the North Pole and hame again!
Published by Tippermuir Books, £6.99
Taw faithers and wan big surprise! Faither Yuletide catches another faither aff guard when he arrives in Scotland, close to the end of his annual journey round the world. This beautifully-illustrated book is an imaginative translation in Scots of the classic Christmas poem, ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’.
Published by Barrington Stoke, £6.99
From Blue Peter Book Award-winner Vashti Hardy, this family fantasy adventure will transport its readers to a world like no other. Using the Giffin Map teleport technology Grace’s family fights crime across Moreland. Grace is told she is still too young to take on a mission, but when an opportunity comes along to prove herself, Grace seizes it with both hands and refuses to let go even when she realizes she has perhaps taken on more than she can handle.
Published by Little Door Books, £6.99
This special seasonal tale is sure to be a festive favorite. Bringing themes of friendship, love, happiness, and doing the right thing alive through beautiful illustrations that touch the heart of every reader, Corrina Campbell shows she is just as much the shining star as all those that sparkle and gleam in her glowing debut.
Published by Black & White Publishing, £12.99
Newly translated into Scots and gloriously illustrated, this enchanting collection of beloved Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales will entertain and delight readers of all ages. Featured favorites include Princess and the Pea, the Ugly Duckling, the Emperor’s New Clothes, the Little Mermaid and the Nightingale, among other best-loved stories, and will be a seasonal sensation.
Published by Floris Books, £7.99
Full of friendship and kindness, this book is bursting with seasonal detail and delight and will capture the heart of young readers everywhere. Winter brings with it a thick blanket of snow making food hard to find for the forest animals. But Norbert the Winter Gnome takes a trek through the frozen forest bringing with him a delicious gift for each of his animal friends.
Published by Floris Books, £14.99
Gathering together a stunning collection of darkly magical tales, discover seven classic and emboldening stories championing courageous children facing their fears. This book is the perfect gift for bold and brave bairns everywhere.
Published by Sparsile Books, £4.99
A delightful and beautifully accessible book for any early reader exploring hard-to-explain concepts. Delicately delving into ideas of difference and diversity through the tale of an unlikely friendship, this is a must have for any early reader’s book collection, celebrating what makes us different as well as what connects us.
Published by Moonlight Publishing, £15.99
Capturing key moments from the incredible life of jazz queen, Ella Fitzgerald, as well as 13 of the singer’s most memorable recordings, this book and accompanying CD offers insights into Ella’s epic rise to stardom. Inspirational reading for any young singer.
R. M. Murray is founding director and Head of Visual Art & Literature at An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. He studied in Aberdeen and then at the Glasgow School of Art, where he was in a punk band with Peter Capaldi and Cr …
Salamander Street is an independent publisher, specialising in theatre and performance, run by staff with nearly two decades’ worth of experience in publishing. Founded in Leith, Salamander Street’s first published book was a dual volume of Peter Arnot …