Spectacular Scottish books for young readers

By Scottish Book Trust

By Scottish Book Trust

Highlighting the very best of Scotland! From the best Scottish authors and illustrators, to great books set in Scotland and books written in glorious Scots! There are books here to tickle your Scottish taste-buds.

The Weather Weaver: A Weather Weaver Adventure #1

Tamsin Mori

£7.99 £7.59

Set on Shetland, this is a story of myths, magic and clouds. Stella has returned to Shetland for the summer, but her life changes when she meets Tamar and begins to learn the art of weather waving...

A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll

£7.99 £7.59

Set in a village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, this is a heart-warming story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial to remember witches tried in her area. This book tells an empowering story of resilience, self-belief and friendship.

The Chessmen Thief

Barbara Henderson

£7.99 £7.59

A fictional story inspired by the Lewis Chessmen, we love this gripping tale of courage and adventure. Set in Norway and Scotland at the time of the Vikings, this is the perfect read for any history lover!

The Spectacular Revenge of Suzi Sims

Vivian French and Julia Patton

£6.99 £6.64

This is a quirky school-based story about standing up to bullies and proving yourself. Nasty Miss Grit and Barbie Meek are brought to life with Vivian's lively dialogue and Julia Patton's expressive illustrations. We were cheering on Suzi as Sports Day approaches and she plans to get her own back…

Balloon to the Moon

Gill Arbuthnott and Chris Nielsen

£10.99 £10.44

This beautiful non-fiction books celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing. We love the chapter countdown- you definitely feel as if you are preparing for landing as you read!

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures

Theresa Breslin and Kate Leiper

£16.99 £16.14

We love the gorgeous illustrations by Kate Leiper which beautifully complement the traditional tales, expertly retold by Theresa Breslin. This will make you want to delve deeper into more Scottish myths and traditional tales!

The Titanic Detective Agency

Lindsay Littleson

£6.99 £6.64

This retelling of the Titanic disaster from the perspective of adventurous Aberdonian Bertha Watt is sure to have you hooked from the first page. Lindsey’s retelling is gripping and adds mystery and intrigue to the fateful voyage…

British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

Chae Strathie and Marisa Morea

£7.99 £7.59

We love this entertaining and tongue-in-cheek look at life in Ancient Greece for boys and girls by the hilarious Chae Strathie. This book is perfect for every history lover- and is filled with fascinating facts and gorgeous illustrations.

Diary o a Wimpy Wean

Jeff Kinney

£6.99 £6.64

We love this Scots version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Greg Heffley’s laughter, gags and disasters are just as hilarious (if not more so) in Scots!

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Victoria Williamson

£7.99 £7.59

This is a touching exploration of moving to a new and unfamiliar country, and the importance of kindness and friendship. Set in Glasgow, Victoria Williamson carefully weaves a convincing tale that explores the refugee crisis and its presence in contemporary Scotland.

Scotland's Animal Superstars: True Stories About Braw Birds and Beasties

Kimberlie Hamilton

£7.99 £7.59

There’s a wow factor about how many wonderful animal stars we have in Scotland, makes us feel proud and curious!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Scots

J. K. Rowling

£7.99 £7.59

We love this first chapter in Harry’s story as he starts Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and hearing it translated into Scots by Matthew Fitt brings the words to life in a wonderful new way!

The Picture Atlas

Simon Holland and Jill Calder

£14.99 £14.24

We love this beautiful atlas – a great way to learn about different parts of the world or plan an epic adventure.

Divided City

Theresa Breslin

£7.99 £7.59

We love this Scottish classic for its sensitive look at the divides and conflicts in our society, and our shared humanity beneath them.

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

Enid Blyton, Pamela Butchart, et al.

£6.99 £6.64

We’ve always loved this detective club, so it is brilliant to have a great new adventure to read about, with Pamela’ Butchart’s fantastic humour and storytelling.

The Nowhere Emporium

Ross Mackenzie

£7.99 £7.59

This is an enchanting story which captured our imagination as we followed the emporium from Glasgow across the world and watched its secrets unfold!

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