Playing by the book

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

The post in which my kids ran a mile but I had a ball!

**Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a bookcase perfect for picture books. Click here and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning** The Icky, Sticky Snot and Blood Book by Steve Alton, Nick Sharratt and Jo Moore, one of the 6 shortlisted books up for the Royal Society’s Young […]

How the world works…

In my mini series reviewing the books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011 next up is How The World Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young A pop-up book covering a wealth of ground, How The World Works is a tremendous introduction to topics as diverse as the solar system, evolution, […]

Creating the tree of life

As my contribution to this week’s Nonfiction Monday I’ve a review of What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning and Brita Granström in association with the (London) Natural History Museum, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011. Through a series of visual and written cameos depicting key moments […]

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