Playing by the book

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

Lou Kuenzler’s Desert Island Books

This summer both my girls discovered and devoured books by Lou Kuenzler. A specialist in funny books just right for 5-10 year olds, Kuenzler had a hard time writing and reading as a child; she has dyslexia, and is left handed, but was made to learn to write with her right hand. Stories, however, were […]

Secrets of ‘The Ice Bear’ – an insight from Jackie Morris

Last month Jackie Morris‘ haunting book The Ice Bear was released in a new paperback edition. To celebrate this I asked Jackie to share a little of the background to this bewitching story, to share some the book’s secrets. If you’ve already got a copy of the book you might want to have it to […]

An interview with Marcus Alexander

This month one author in particular has kept my 9 year old busy. Busy ensconced under her duvet on the sofa. But also busy bounding around the kitchen and garden doing dare-devil acrobatics. The author that’s kept her so busy is Marcus Alexander. Marcus is the author of a three book fantasy adventure series, Keeper […]

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