Playing by the book

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

Some bedtime reading anyone? [or: How to welcome new bookcases to your home]

Yesterday my girls got 2 new bookcases in their room, and whilst we filled the shelves, I made a 48 second video: I’ve been wanting to make a stopmotion film of bookshelves ever since seeing this: and this: Our little film is somewhat clunkier, but it does feature only children’s books (look out for the […]

A recipe for…. well, not what I was expecting!

(1) Take: Five mini dinosaurs Seven riotous adventures A least one snot monster A rather large pile of coprolite-to-be (2) Mix well in the hands of comic creator extraordinaire, Gary Northfield. (3) Find a comfy place to read, where you can giggle and groan to your heart’s delight. You are now perfectly poised to enjoy […]

Celebrating Children’s Book Week – a free family film showing

Yesterday I wrote about one way we’re hoping that Children’s Book Week will get families at school talking about books and the reading they enjoy. Another activity we’ve got planned to bring people together to celebrate the pleasure of reading is a free family showing of the beautiful animation Eleanor’s Secret (which I reviewed here). […]

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