Playing by the book

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

HAT WEEK: An interview with Satoshi Kitamura

Next month one of my all-time favourite illustrators will be visiting the UK, and in a dream come true, I’ll be getting to meet him. I’ve even bought a special hat for the occasion. (True! I’ll be sharing a photo after the event…) Satoshi Kitamura will be in UK with the Children’s Book Show, talking […]

An Interview with Elli Woollard, creator of Woozy the Wizard

Woozy the Wizard: A Spell to Get Well written by Elli Woollard and Al Murphy is the first in a new and very funny series of readers for children just gaining confidence in reading alone. Woozy is a terribly well-meaning wizard who’s keen to help his friends, but more often than not he gets somewhat […]

An interview with Jon Scieszka

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor By Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs is the first in series of highly illustrated books, ideal for the 8-12 crowd, which encourage readers to explore how things work and get experimenting themselves. Given our recent foray into tinkering, Frank Einstein is my new favourite scientist. The brain child of […]

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