Playing by the book

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

What goes on in my head

What Goes On in My Head? by Robert Winston is a tremendously entertaining children’s book about neuroscience and psychology and is the final book shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. Read this book and you’ll find answers to questions such as “Are brains actually necessary?”, “Why do we rub sore bits of […]

The post in which I’m not impartial, but I am impassioned

**Warning: I wear my heart on my sleeve. This post has things to say and opinions (backed by science) to share.** What’s the Point of Being Green? by Jacqui Bailey is the most depressing, worrying book I’ve read this year. It’s also the nonfiction book this year I wish all my blog readers and their […]

“A book, too, can be a star…

…a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” I recently read this quote from Madeleine L’Engle and thought it was just perfect for a fascinating book we’ve been reading this week about astronomy The Story of Astronomy and Space by Louie Stowell and Peter Allen. Before launching in to a […]

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