Playing by the book

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

Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour: Eoin Colfer

Last week the shortlist for the Children’s Book Award, sponsored by Red House was announced, and I was delighted to see that Eoin Colfer‘s W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin made the cut in the ‘Books for Older Readers’ category. We’re massive Eoin Colfer fans; if you ever get the chance to see him live, don’t miss […]

RHCBA blog tour: Elen Caldecott

As part of the Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour, I’m delighted to welcome shortlisted author Elen Caldecott to Playing by the book today. Elen had many lives before becoming a writer, including as an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Perhaps because she was taking her job at […]

Red House Children’s Book Award – Shortlist announced today

Today the shortlist has been announced for the Red House Children’s Book Award, the only national book award in the UK voted entirely for by children. Here’s who’s made it onto the shortlist: For Younger Children Can You see Sassoon? by Sam Usher, published by Little Tiger Press Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates published […]

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