Playing by the book

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

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 […]

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 […]

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