Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Age Ratings

Currently I do not include any info regarding the target reader age for the books I review here (ie the age group publishers believe the given book is suitable for). Several readers have requested this information, and whilst I do want this blog to be as informative and helpful as possible I personally do not find publishers guidelines on age helpful, in fact I might go as far as to say as they could prevent adults and kids finding books that are just perfect for that individual family or child.

For more information on why age banding on books isn’t something I support please take a look at this website: No to Age Banding

However, if you would still like to find out if a book on this blog would be age-appropriate for your child here are some things that might help:

My M is now 8 – so any book that I mention her particularly enjoying is probably fun for 5-10 year olds

My J is now 4 – so any book that I mention her particularly enjoying is probably fun for 2-6 year olds

You can also find out what age group a publisher believes a given book is appropriate for by putting the title in to (for some reason this doesn’t work in – you should be able to see something like this:


Powell’s Books does something similar at the bottom of any given book’s “Product Details”.

And of course, you can always get in touch with me and ask for my (very humble) advice!

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