We are shining the spotlight on Scotland's publishers of
educational and children's books. Whether for learning at home or
for recreation there is sure to be something that suits. Some of
them also have free resources.
Bright Red Publishing
An independent educational publisher of Study Guides and Course
Books for Scottish Qualifications Authority exams, Bright Red
Publishing also hosts a Digital Zone of free resources for both
teachers and students.
Collins/Leckie & Leckie
Leckie & Leckie is the part of Collins
Education that publishes resources for the Scottish curriculum,
from Early Level to Advanced Higher to be used in class and at
home. The Collins at Home website has a wealth of free
resources to support your child's learning at home including support for Scottish schools.
A Scottish educational publisher, Hodder Gibson publishes a wide
range of resources for secondary schools, from textbooks and
innovative eTextbooks to study and revision materials, supporting
students and teachers.
TeeJay Maths (part of Hodder Gibson) aims to support teachers
and pupils with home schooling/remote learning as much as they can
and have created a brand-new digital library.
Acair's books are well-known in Gaelic Medium schools across
Scotland. And outwith education, Acair have developed a long list
of general interest books in Gaelic, English and Scots which can be
enjoyed by children and adults alike.
A publisher of books for children and young adults, Barrington
Stoke works with the best writers and illustrators to publish
super-readable, accessible books that help every child experience
the joy of reading. They have lots of free resources for pupils and teachers on
Cranachan publish high quality children's fiction for 8-12s.
Cranachan also publish educational resources for teachers. And of
particular interest during lockdown is their Stay-at-Home anthology free to
download from their website.
Floris's Kelpies books in particular are ideal for use
in the classroom or school library, either as a class text or to be
read just for pleasure. See also information on sharing their books.
Little Door Books
A Scottish independent publisher of children's books by debut
and emerging authors and illustrators. Little Door Books has a
wonderful array of accessible free online resources, such as
colouring and activity sheets, available to download from the Little Door Books website. For any questions
about online book reading permissions please contact Alan Windram -
A Scottish based publisher creating family friendly books and
apps for a global community. A range of stories and activities
based on the popular Bongles stories are available
here, and Sainted Media also offer a selection of skills based
stories and STEAM stories for schools on their My Story
Publishing a wonderfully diverse range of books in English and
Scots language, Tippermuir Books are happy for the following titles
to be read online to children.
The Nicht Afore Christmas; A Squatter o Bairnrhymes; The Tale o the Wee Mowdie that wantit tae ken wha
keeched on his heid
Giglets is an online reading resource accessed by over 25,000
pupils every week.
MORE GREAT CHILDREN'S PUBLISHERS AND ORGANISATIONS TO
Ailsapress | Black & White Publishing | Blue Fox
Comics | Curly Tale Books | Fledgling Books | Itchy Coo | Moonlight
Publishing | Sainted Media | Scotland Street Press | Waverley Books
Scottish Book Trust
This national charity works to inspire children and teens to
become lifelong readers and writers. Its website has masses of
resources for all ages including a Home Activities Hub.
Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig
This organisation co-ordinates the production and distribution
of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland.