Playing by the book

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

Book bag envy?

When you go to the library or the bookshop what do you like to carry your books in? Over the last few year’s I’ve been lucky enough to gather some gorgeous book bags, courtesy of various publishers giving them away at stands at book conferences and other events: When I asked on Twitter for more […]

8 Children’s Book Illustrators with online shops

It seems a good time of year to quickly share with you some lovely online shops where you can buy beautiful objects and art from various children’s book illustrators. Have fun browsing! Leigh Hodgkinson, illustrator of ‘Goldilocks and the Just One Bear’, ‘Don’t Put your Pants on your Head, Fred’, and ‘Troll Swap’, among many […]

Gifts from book illustrators – Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris creates breathtaking illustrations. Her books are so utterly beautiful – each picture envelops you and transports you to another time and place. Some of my favourite books by her include Tell Me a Dragon, The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems and The Snow Leopard. If you want to bring a little bit of […]

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