Playing by the book

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

Vintage children’s book illustrations from the British Library

Last month the British Library released over 1 million images from a selection of 17th, 18th and 19th century books. The images are available on Flickr for anyone to use, remix and repurpose and they are a treasure trove for those of us interested in illustration. I spent quite few hours over the winter holiday […]

The Future – I’m looking for a book about…

Time away gives you time to think, and one thought in particular which has been dancing around inside my head these last few weeks is how I can create and support a regular community get-together for all of us who love children’s books. Unfortunately I can’t bring us all physically together, but what I can […]

(7 x 7) + 1

Back in February, I was very touched when Shala at Caterpickles gave me the 7×7 Award. Thank you, Shala! For those of you who don’t know Caterpickles, it’s a lovely blog about finding answers to tricky questions posed by one curious kid, all with the help of some fabulous books. And the blog is as […]

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