Playing by the book

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

Book Blogger Appreciation Week – finding and keeping community

Today’s theme as part of Book Blogger Appreciation Week is “finding and keeping community”. For me, finding and keeping community amongst book bloggers faces the same challenges as finding and keeping community in my neighbourhood; time and engagement. I’ve no tips I can share on finding time but in terms of engaging with readers and […]

Welcome to the Brit Mums’ Carnival

It’s with great pleasure that today I bring you the latest BMB (British Mummy Bloggers) Carnival, or rather what I believe is the first ever Brit Mums Carnival. In keeping with things over here at Playing by the book, the theme for all posts today is “books”. Do have a good rummage through the posts […]

A (new) twitter forum for adults who want to talk about children’s books

Hey, do you love children’s books? Looking for a new opportunity to chat with lots of other adults who are passionate about children’s literature? Well, clear your diary for every other Sunday evening from now on… The (UK-based) Federation of Children’s Book Groups is delighted to announce that it will be starting a children’s book […]

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