Playing by the book

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

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). […]

Which book character would you like to bring to life?

Having watched Eleanor’s secret (which, don’t forget you can win a copy of here) I got to thinking about other films which are about reading, the power of stories and/or storybook characters coming to life. With the help of friends on Twitter I came up with this list: Inkheart The Neverending Story Stanley and Iris […]

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