Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Floris Books is the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland and previous winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. We’re well known for our Kelpies range of Scottish children’s books, which include Wee Kelpies board books, Kelpies World non-fiction and activity books, Picture Kelpies picture books for 3-6 year olds, Young Kelpies illustrated early readers, Kelpies novels for 9–12 year olds and KelpiesEdge novels with attitude for young teens.
Our Floris children’s collection also features board and picture books for 0–7 year olds (including international stories in translation, nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow, as well as beautiful, handcrafted picture books originated here, in Scotland) and story books and anthologies for 6–10 year olds. We also publish a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children and adults.
On the adult side we publish an extensive list of non-fiction, focusing on quality books which look at the world a little differently. Our books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics and organics, holistic health, philosophy of the natural world, mind body spirit, parenting and child development, philosophy of human life and religion & spirituality.
Submission details: Please see our website for guidelines on submissions. We do not accept submissions via email.
Floris Books highlights
The Nowhere Emporium
The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie won the Blue Peter Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award.
When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel gets drawn into its magical world. The first in the Emporium riot of imagination and fantasy trilogy.
Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus
“Ye cannae shove yer granny, cause she’s yer mammy’s mammy. Ye cannae shove yer granny off a bus!” PUSH granny, LIFT flaps and SING along to the much-loved Scottish rhyme, in this brilliantly bonkers board book.
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures
Giants, witches, selkies, faeries, a great winged beast and the Loch Ness Monster… Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin brings to life the mythical creatures of Scottish folklore in this stunning collection of classic tales, beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Leiper.
Home of the Wild
“A house is not a home for wild things; wild things need to run, and soar, and swim.”
Lyrical and atmospheric, this beautiful picture book by award-winning author Louise Greig and emerging illustrator Júlia Moscardó is an uplifting story of belonging, the enduring connection between humans and nature, and a tender lesson in learning when to let go of those you love.