Playing by the book

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

The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets – a Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets written by Emily Bone, illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin is a first primer in astronomy, full of simply explained and rather beautifully illustrated facts about the Solar System, different types of stars and how they group together, and space exploration and observation. Four large flaps fold out (a […]

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body

“When can I grow a beard?” “Where do doctors go when they’re ill?” “How do cuts get better?” “Why do I look pale when I’m ill?” Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay answers all these questions and many more in a brilliantly framed and formatted book for […]

We’ve Got Your Number – a Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

We’ve Got Your Number written by Mukul Patel and illustrated by Supriya Sahai aims to show 10-14 year olds why almost everything in their lives boils down to maths, and explains why they should change how they get pocket money so they start with just 1p in the first week of the new year. It’s […]

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