About Ablekids Press
Ablekids Press is a publishing company founded
in 2007 and owned by Pauline Mackay. Based in Inverness, in the north of
Scotland, we have a shop at 10-12 Market Brae Steps. All
resources are written by Pauline Mackay, then remaining services are contracted
out as with traditional publishers. This makes Ablekids Press fairly unique in
the self-publishing world! Apart from our first two titles which were printed
in Ireland, we try very hard to source as many services as possible here in
Due to Pauline's passion for languages and language-learning, Ablekids Press takes enormous pleasure in creating books and resources in various language editions and now has 16 languages on offer across bilingual books, monolingual books and digital resources.
As well as supporting the revival of Scottish Gaelic, the influx of people from across the world has opened up possibilities for languages such as Polish, Turkish and Romanian. With the Scottish government's 1+2 language policy in primary schools, all children should have access to two additional languages. There is also a renewed interest in the Scots language which has led to English/Scots versions of the first three Wee MacNessie titles and a Scots only edition of Kitty's Scottish Safari.
Our most successful books are without doubt the 'Wee MacNessie' series based on the Loch Ness Monster. This is an incredibly fun project to work on. There are now six titles available, including the latest which was published in January 2020 and has a Chinese theme. As well as fitting into an educational environment, they have great appeal for tourists and many a 'Wee MacNessie' book has been sent as a gift to friends and family abroad.