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5 Scottish Books to celebrate Burns Night


If all you know of Scotland is whisky, haggis and Outlander then you're missing out on a wild and magical land, with beautiful scenery, history and of course culture. And if you're thinking of culture, one of the first names that spring to mind is the hugely influential poet Robert Burns. Each year on 25th January Scots all across the globe still celebrate their national poet with a traditional Burns Night celebration. It's unlikely your little ones will have a taste for Haggis, neeps and tatties (turnip & potatoes) but they may already be aware of some of Burns' most famous poems and tunes. To celebrate Burns Night tonight, we've found five books to introduce, or reinforce Scottish culture and identity for your children.


1 Rabbie's Rhymes: Robert Burns for Wee Folk

illustrated by Karen Sutherland

Age suitability: 0-3 years

A colourful introduction to the poems of Robert Burns, Rabbie's Rhymes will entertain small children and provide a flavour of his rhythms and songs like Ca the Yowes and Ye Banks and Braes, A Red, Red Rose and, the most famous Auld Lang Syne.