Playing by the book

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

Bookish potpourri

A brief blitz of various bookish delights I’d like to quickly share with you! April 20th sees Eoin Colfer, internationally bestselling author of Artemis Fowl, visit the city where I live, Birmingham, for what sounds like an amazing event. He will be appearing at the Birmingham Conservatoire on Sat 20th April at 2pm in a […]

A weekend surrounded by authors and illustrators

This year’s Federation of Children’s Book Groups‘ conference was held this last weekend, and I was fortunate enough to be there in the company of a panoply of some of the best writers and illustrators living in the UK. Things kicked off on Friday night with award winning author Michelle Paver. Although perhaps best known […]

Interviews with Emma Chichester Clark, H.M Castor and more!

The powers that be are clearly concerned about keeping me out of mischief! This week I’ve been busying interviewing another host of authors and illustrators who are speaking at the FCBG’s Conference later this month. Here’s my interview with the wonderful illustrator (and past patron of the International Edible Book Festival) Emma Chichester Clark. Here’s […]

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