Playing by the book

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

Celebrating International Book Giving Day with 150+ literacy and reading charities around the world

Today is International Book Giving Day, and to celebrate I’ve finally managed to update my list of literacy and reading charities around the world. It now contains over 150 charities and not-for-profit organisations which are working either to get books into peoples’ hands or to improve literacy. Some need funding, others are looking for used […]

Shine – a literacy charity working in Zambia

Here on Playing by the book I maintain a list of reading/literacy charities around the world. I recently discovered Shine, a charity working in the country where I was born – Zambia – and I asked their founder, Vineet Bhatnagar to share with us more information about the charity. Shine – who we are and […]

Win a Selection of Books from the Ultimate List of 100 Books to Read Before You’re 14


This giveaway is now closed. It was won by Sam @happyhomebird, the 67th person to comment. Congratulations Sam! Do look out for an email from me! Booktrust (one of the largest reading-focused charities in the UK) has announced the definitive list of 100 books to read before you’re 14 – and to celebrate Playing by […]

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