Welcome to Curly Tale Books.


We are a (quite) new (quite) small independent publishing company specialising in children’s books.

Jayne and Shalla, author and illustrator of Big Bill's Beltie Bairns

Curly Tale Books Ltd is the initiative of writer Jayne Baldwin and author and illustrator Shalla Gray. The company is based in a small village in glorious Galloway in South West Scotland, not far from Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown. 

We have both had lovely picture books published by another company but we decided to go into business for ourselves as we are just bursting with ideas. In fact we have so many great stories in the pipeline that Curly Tale Books will not be accepting any unsolicited submissions. Sorry.

We have now published our first four books ‘The Quite Big Rock‘ the first book for young children written by comic book legend Alan Grant‘Big Bill the Beltie Bull’,  ‘Big Bill’s Beltie Bairns’ and ‘The Galloway Chilli’ released in October 2014. We have two new books in the pipeline for spring 2015, ‘Maxwell’s Mega Mission’ and a new bigger and better edition of ‘Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn.’

Follow us on our journey, it’s a lot of fun.