Welcome to Curly Tale Books.

Big Bill spread

We are a new (quite) small independent publishing company specialising in children’s books. Curly Tale Books is the initiative of (me) writer Jayne Baldwin and (my friend) 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 both have lovely picture books published by other companies but we decided to go into business 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 three books ‘The Quite Big Rock‘, ‘Big Bill the Beltie Bull’ and  ‘Big Bill’s Beltie Bairns’ released in May 2014. We have a new book in the pipeline called ‘The Galloway Chilli‘ that we think will be a runaway success too!

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