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Kate McLelland - Illustrator

Books by Kate McLelland

My First Scottish Colours

My First Scottish Colours

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 15/09/2019

Say hello to green Nessie, wave a blue saltire and pick a beautiful purple thistle! Introduce your wee ones to their first colours -- red, blue, yellow, orange, green and purple -- with a Scottish twist! This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear text. The chunky format and hard-wearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

Press Out and Decorate: Halloween

Press Out and Decorate: Halloween

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create eye-catching 3D hanging ornaments or threaded together to make a decorative garland. From spooky skeletons to ghoulish ghosts, these press-out pieces are outstanding in white and foil, but look even better as a colourful Halloween collection.

British Museum Press Out and Decorate: Ancient Egypt

British Museum Press Out and Decorate: Ancient Egypt

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 04/07/2019

From sarcophaguses to scarab beetles and canopic jars to crocodiles, this book features 20 unique, intricately foiled designs that can be slotted together to create 3D ornaments or threaded together to make an amazing amulet garland. These press-out pieces are stunning in white and gold foil, but look even better as a colourful collection of ancient Egyptian decorations.

Press Out and Decorate: Narwhals and Mermaids

Press Out and Decorate: Narwhals and Mermaids

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 04/04/2019

Each press-out piece is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create three-dimensional ornaments or threaded together to make a hanging seashell garland. From cute narwhals and octopuses to dazzling mermaids and seashells, these press-out pieces are stunning in white and blue foil, but look even better as a colourful collection of underwater things.

What's Inside?

What's Inside?

Author: Miranda Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

An informative, pop-up book full of surprises, perfect for engaging young nature fans. Explore the tunnels of a termite mound, the inside of a beaver lodge, a beehive on the roof of a skyscraper, and much more. Embark on a journey of discovery around the world to see what other incredible animal homes are waiting to be uncovered as you turn each page to reveal beautiful, intricate pop-up scenes and lift the flaps and pull the tabs to reveal even more. A beautiful gift book that combines captivating illustrations with compelling information and a wonderful companion to What's Above? and What's Below? Miranda Smith has written and edited information books and articles for children and adults on a variety of subjects. Like the children she writes for, she likes to explore and find out about new things. Recently, she has visited Peru's Macchu Picchu and jumped out of an aeroplane, and is currently deciding how to relate these to her writing and what to do next! Kate McLelland grew up in the North East of England before moving to London to gain a BA Hons in Theatre Design. After completing her degree in London she moved to Edinburgh, where she recently gained an MFA in Illustration with Distinction at Edinburgh College of Art. She received highly commended in the MacMillan Prize and in recent years was nominated for a D&AD Illustration award and a Penguin Design Award.

Press Out and Decorate: Flamingos, Llamas and Other Cool Things

Press Out and Decorate: Flamingos, Llamas and Other Cool Things

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 28/06/2018

Each press-out design is intricately decorated with turquoise foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create super-cool three-dimensional ornaments or threaded together to make a hanging garland. From cool llamas to tropical flamingos, and cactuses and pineapples too, these press-out pieces are outstanding in white and turquoise, but look even better as a colourful collection of cool things.

Press Out and Decorate: Unicorns

Press Out and Decorate: Unicorns

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Each press-out design is intricately decorated with pink foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create magical three-dimensional hanging ornaments or threaded together to make a super-cute garland. From flying unicorns and shooting stars to fluffy clouds and rainbows, these gorgeous press-out pieces look elegant in white and pink, but even better as a decorated collection of flying unicorns.

Press Out and Colour: Christmas Decorations

Press Out and Colour: Christmas Decorations

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 27/09/2017

Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments. From beautiful baubles to shimmery snowflakes, these gorgeous festive decorations are perfect to hang on the Christmas tree and add sparkle to any setting.

What's Above?

What's Above?

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Novelty book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Embark on a journey of discovery in this gorgeous and captivating pop-up book full of beautiful, intricate scenes that unfold with the turn of each page. Raise your eyes to discover eagles swooping to catch their prey in a rainforest, black bears prowling in a mountain kingdom and a comet shooting across the sky. What other wonders are waiting to be uncovered? Compelling facts are told by the expert author and contributor to Encyclopaedia Britannica and winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Clive Gifford. With stunning illustrations and innovative paper engineering, What's Above? is the perfect non-fiction pop-up book for children who loved Above and Below and Under the Ocean. Perfect for children aged 5 years and up, What's Above? combines beautiful illustrations and fun facts to get them interested in our diverse and fascinating world. Praise for What's Below?: 'A thoughtful feat of paper engineering' The Guardian Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Kate McLelland grew up in the North East of England before moving to London to gain a BA Hons in Theatre Design. After completing her degree in London she moved to Edinburgh, where she recently gained an MFA in Illustration with Distinction at Edinburgh College of Art. She received highly commended in the MacMillan Prize and in recent years was nominated for a D&AD Illustration award and a Penguin Design Award.

Press Out and Colour: Easter Eggs

Press Out and Colour: Easter Eggs

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 22/02/2017

Each press-out Easter egg is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring twenty unique designs, the press-out pieces can be easily slotted together to create cheerful hanging ornaments to decorate Easter trees. These gorgeous eggs look elegant in white and gold, but even more glorious when you add colour.

My First Scottish Opposites

My First Scottish Opposites

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 19/01/2017

Spot the opposites: a slow snail overtaken by a fast red squirrel, a cold snowman standing outside while a warm cat sits indoors, and a quiet baby sleeps through the sound of loud bagpipes. Young children will learn about opposites in this colourful board book with a Scottish twist! This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

My First Scottish Weather

My First Scottish Weather

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 19/01/2017

It doesn't always rain in Scotland! Have fun in the sun, smiles in the snow and get lost in the fog. Young children will learn about the weather in this colourful board book with a Scottish twist! This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

My First Scottish Animals

My First Scottish Animals

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 17/03/2016

How cheeky is the red squirrel? How proud is the puffin? How cute is the Shetland pony? Your wee ones will love making friends with their favourite Scottish animals. Meet the clever Border collie puppy, the sleepy grey seal and the hairy Highland cow in Scotland's countryside. This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

My First Scottish Numbers

My First Scottish Numbers

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 17/03/2016

One castle on a hill, two babies bundled up in a pushchair, three drums for a Highland marching band... Introduce your wee ones to the numbers one to ten -- with a Scottish twist! Count dogs and wellies, teddies and treats, all in a special Scottish style. This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

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

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

Author: Rebecca Colby Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2016

This is a gift set containing a plush doll and a mini edition of the book. 'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don't know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!' In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland's favourite creatures to catch that peskie midgie -- including a puffin, a Scottie dog, a seal, and even Nessie! After all that, she can't still be hungry. Can she? Kate McLelland's funny, engaging illustrations bring to life this uniquely Scottish version of a classic rhyme.

My First Scottish Things That Go

My First Scottish Things That Go

Author: Kate McLelland Format: Board book Release Date: 19/03/2015

Can you spot a tractor on the croft, a tram on Edinburgh's cobbled streets and a train in the Highlands? Your wee ones will find lots of vehicles to spot, name and talk about -- a boat, a train, a tractor, a car, a tram and even a helicopter -- in Scotland's streets and countryside. This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words to help your children build their vocabulary. The chunky format and hard-wearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

Author: Rebecca Colby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2014

'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don't know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!' In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland's favourite creatures to catch that peskie midgie -- including a puffin, a Scottie dog, a seal and even Nessie! After all that, she can't still be hungry. Can she? Kate McLelland's funny, engaging illustrations bring to life this uniquely Scottish version of a classic rhyme.

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