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    Book 1
    Book 1

    The Big Bottom Hunt

    Sandy and Ella are out playing on the beach one day when they spot something sparkling by the jaggy rocks. They run over... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    You Can't Play Here!: A Scottish Bagpipe Story

    Young Gregor MacDonald is thrilled when he gets a set of bagpipes for his birthday. Now he can be just like Grandad. But... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Isla and Pickle: The Pony Party

    One morning Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, receive an exciting invitation. Isla's... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    My Cat Mac

    When a new family move into Mac the cat's Edinburgh town house, he decides to let them stay. He has always wanted a spec... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Ginger Nut

    Calum McGregor is a blond boy in a ginger family. His mum and dad have red hair, his big sister and brother have red hai... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    How to Make a Heron Happy

    Hamish is worried about the heron in the park. It always looks sad and grumpy, with its hunched-up shoulders and long fr... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Lewis Clowns Around

    Poor Lewis hates being a puffin. His brother Harris is great at catching fish, flying and doing puffin things, but Lewis... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Wee Granny's Magic Bag

    Emily and Harry love going on trips with Wee Granny. Surprising things always happen when she brings her tartan bag. One... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    No Such Thing As Nessie!: A Loch Ness Monster Adventure

    Finlay is going on a Nessie hunt. While visiting his Gran, who lives beside Loch Ness, Finlay is determined to get proof... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    The Magic Word

    Catriona must write her name on all her thank you notes before she's allowed to play with her birthday presents. It's go... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Giant Panda Party

    Sunshine, the giant panda, is grumpy. His birthday is coming and he's sure no one will remember. But his best friend Swe... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Harris the Hero: A Puffin's Adventure

    Harris the puffin is lonely and at a loose end. He sets out travelling, looking for adventure and meets a lost baby seal... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Peg the Little Sheepdog

    Peg the little sheepdog is too shy to be a good farm dog. All Peg's brothers and sisters have found new homes -- but who... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Wee Granny and the Ceilidh

    Everyone's favourite Wee Granny is back with her magic bag, and Emily and Harry are desperate to see what she's got insi... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles

    Charlie McCandlewick is a nightsweep. But he doesn't sweep chimneys - oh no. While children are tucked up safely in thei... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Mac's Christmas Star

    It's Christmas Eve in Mac the cat's house and the family are busy preparing for Christmas Day. Catriona accidentally fin... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Thistle Street

    A braw Scots story for bairns! Welcome to Thistle Street, a bustling wee high street in a Scottish seaside town, where y... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    N is for Nessie: A Scottish Alphabet for Kids

    Sing Auld Lang Syne while you climb to the top of a Castle. Wave to a Highland Cow in John O'Groats. Put on a Kilt and a... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Lost at the Zoo

    Rory the pet mouse goes on a trip to Edinburgh Zoo in Sam's pocket. He leans out to get a better look and falls into the... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Orange Juice Peas

    Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says 'thank you' it sounds a bit like 'DA HOO'. When she says 'please' it soun... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Thistle Sands

    A braw Scots story for bairns! Welcome to Thistle Sands, a beautiful sandy Scottish beach where you'll meet lots of frie... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Fergus Finds a Friend

    It's time for Fergus the young otter to leave home. During his journey along the riverbank he meets all sorts of new cre... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Uan the Little Lamb

    On a remote Scottish island, two children find an abandoned lamb and take her home. They call her 'Uan', which means 'la... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Hairy Hettie: The Highland Cow Who Needs a Haircut!

    Hettie the Highland cow has lots of hair to keep her warm and cosy. But other animals want to be cosy too... In springti... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    The Wee Seal

    Jamie has been watching the wee white seal that lives on the beach. At night the wee seal cuddles up to its mother. In t... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Hungry Hettie: The Highland Cow Who Won't Stop Eating!

    Hettie the Highland cow is always hungry. She eats grass, thistles, hedges and even Granny Macleod's washing! When Callu... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Can't-Dance-Cameron: A Scottish Capercaillie Story

    Cameron is a capercaillie and capercaillies LOVE to dance -- well, all except Cameron! Cameron is the worst dancer in t... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    The Grouse and the Mouse: A Scottish Highland Story

    Bagpipe the Black Grouse loves admiring his glorious red eyebrows and his magnificent straight tail feathers. He feels s... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

    'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don't know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!' In t... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Thistle Games

    Welcome to the Thistle Games, Scotland's best Highland games, where you'll meet lots of friendly folk and learn some fun... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Skye the Puffling: A Baby Puffin's Adventure

    One morning Skye, a cheeky baby puffin with an appetite for adventure, sneaks out of her parents' burrow, tumbles off th... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie: Book and Doll Gift Set

    This is a gift set containing a plush doll and a mini edition of the book. 'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgi... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

    The contest for the Bonniest Baby in Dundee is here, and one very grubby baby brother is scrubbed, dressed, combed and t... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose

    O my Luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That's sweetly play'd in tun... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Ollie and the Otter: A Scottish Osprey Story

    Ollie the osprey loves to swoop into the water and catch fish. But once he's caught them, he's useless at throwing them!... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    The Island and the Bear

    "Anything can happen anywhere. Anywhere was an island. Anything was a bear." One windy morning on a wild and quiet Heb... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Isla and Pickle: Best Friends

    Isla LOVES Pickle, the adorable miniature Shetland pony who lives in her neighbour's field. The best friends have loads ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Max and Zap at the Museum

    Max is visiting a museum in Scotland, with his toy robot Zap, when something amazing happens: he tries on some magic ar... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Wee Granny's Magic Bag and the Pirates

    Get ready for excitement and surprises as Wee Granny (Scotland's very own Mary Poppins!) and her magic tartan bag set of... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Rowan the Red Squirrel

    'Deep in the woods, in a crooked old tree, Lived two little squirrels, with Mum, who made three. Hazel was brave -- a ... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    Hide-and-Seek Hettie: The Highland Cow Who Can't Hide!

    Hettie the Highland cow is very mucky. Calum and Kirsty think it's time for a wash but Hettie isn't keen. Quick -- hide!... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Isla and Pickle: The Highland Show

    Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, can't wait to take part in the Perfect Pony compet... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Willow the Wildcat

    Willow the wildcat kitten and her brother Corrie live in a cosy den in the forest with their mum. But then disaster stri... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Hello Scottish Animals

    Say hello to Scotland's most famous animals! From leaping red squirrels and hungry highland coos, to jumping dolphins an... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Wee Granny's Magic Bag and the Ceilidh

    Everyone's favourite Wee Granny is back with her magic bag, and Emily and Harry are desperate to see what she's got insi... More

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