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 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 six 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’, ‘The Galloway Chilli’, ‘Maxwell’s Mega Mission’ and a new bigger and better edition of Shalla’s first book ‘Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn.’

We’re currently working on a new title from Alan Grant and a third book in our Beltie series.

Have a look at our growing list of stockists to find one near you or remember you can order direct from our shop on this website.

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