Ushig Shortlisted for the Essex Book Awards

Friday, October 29th, 2010

We recently found out that Ushig by Annemarie Allan has been shortlisted for the wonderful Essex Book Award 2010! The award is run by the Essex School Library Service and is voted on by hundreds of secondary school pupils. Also shortlisted are Where I Belong by Gillian Cross; Auslander by Paul Dowswell; Drawing with Light […]

Teen Titles Party

Monday, August 30th, 2010

On Friday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the Teen Titles celebration at the Edinburgh International Book Festival along with authors Lari Don and Annemarie Allan. For those of you who don’t know Teen Titles is a fantastic book review magazine produced by Edinburgh City Council with all the reviews written by […]

Book of the Month Competition Winners

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Congratulations to the lucky winners√Ǭ†of the√Ǭ†Book of the Month√Ǭ†Competition who won signed copies of Ushig by Annemarie Allan. They knew that the book√Ǭ†Ushig was named after the Gaelic name for a Kelpie. Nikita, aged 14 from Auckland, New Zealand Jamie, aged 10 from Edinburgh Luca, aged 9 from Berwickshire Garvie, aged 10 from Inverness and […]

Ushig Competition Winners

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Way back in March we set a competition, in conjunction with East Lothian Libraries, for children in East Lothian to draw and describe mythical creature. The competition was inspired by Ushig by Annemarie Allan, which is full of beasts from Scottish folklore. The judges were very impressed with the quality of the entries, which were […]

Ushig Launch

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Last Thursday Discover Kelpies celebrated the launch of Annemarie Allan’s new book Ushig at her local library in Prestonpans (near Edinburgh). An Annemarie Allan book launch is becoming an annual event in Prestonpans as we have√Ǭ†held√Ǭ†three Annemarie launches (for her√Ǭ†books Hox, Breaker and√Ǭ†now Ushig)√Ǭ†at the library in three years!√Ǭ† It was a really busy night […]