Playing by the book

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

In Heaven

This weekend I was in heaven. 48 hours of being surrounded by articulate, engaging, thought provoking, charming, and downright inspirational people does a lot towards making the world seem a good place. Here are just a few of said people: Cressida Cowell was on a high from having come pretty much straight from being present […]

Busy with books

The last couple of weeks haven’t seen much action from me here on Playing by the book, but that’s not because I haven’t been busy with books. On the contrary, I’ve been busy interviewing:- Lyn Gardner, talking about writing for children’s theatre as opposed to children’s books Sarah Crossan, discussing how verse novels differ from […]

A highly illustrated interview with debut picture book creator Linda Sarah

Today I’m bringing you an illustrated interview with a debut picture book illustrator. Linda Sarah‘s Mi and Museum City publishes next week (you can read my review of this fabulous book here) and by way of celebration I asked Linda a few questions about her work and interests. To my utter delight she chose to […]

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