Playing by the book

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

In Heaven

This weekend I was in heaven. 48 hours of being surrounded by articulate, engaging, thought provoking, charming, and downright inspirational people does a lot towards making the world seem a good place. Here are just a few of said people: Cressida Cowell was on a high from having come pretty much straight from being present […]

Busy with books

The last couple of weeks haven’t seen much action from me here on Playing by the book, but that’s not because I haven’t been busy with books. On the contrary, I’ve been busy interviewing:- Lyn Gardner, talking about writing for children’s theatre as opposed to children’s books Sarah Crossan, discussing how verse novels differ from […]

Illustration competition: Design a logo for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ Festival of Children’s Literature!

HIP HIP HOORAY! Today I can finally begin to share with you an enormous project I’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past couple of months, and which is going to keep me VERY busy until almost Christmas time: I’m project managing a children’s literature festival in Birmingham! The Federation of Children’s Book […]

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