Playing by the book

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

The best Dutch children’s literature in translation: now and in the future?

To celebrate the publication earlier this month of The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt, translated by David Colmer, today I’m sharing my 5 favourite Dutch children’s books which are available in English (being a Dutch-English bilingual family this is something we know a little bit about ). But […]

An Interview with Carll Cneut

I’m a great believer in the power of seeing an author / illustrator live to spark kids’ imagination and excitement about reading. So you can imagine how much I like the idea of The Children’s Bookshow, an organization which arranges an annual tour of children’s authors and illustrators across the UK. The tour takes place […]

The Past

So I’m back online! And I’ve so much to tell you about… So yes, I was offline because I was away visiting family in the Netherlands. This is where we were for most of the time: This is the haul of books I brought back: My favourite book of all those I brought back is […]

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