Playing by the book

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

New stock in my bookshop! And a worldwide giveaway!

It’s a new month, and I’ve changed all my stock in my lovely little Independent Bookshop. For June it’s full of a wide range of wonderful books including:- the book I’d love to see every preschooler sharing with their grownups ideas for exploring urban wildlife a collection of surprising short stories for new readers turning […]

Win a Selection of Books from the Ultimate List of 100 Books to Read Before You’re 14


This giveaway is now closed. It was won by Sam @happyhomebird, the 67th person to comment. Congratulations Sam! Do look out for an email from me! Booktrust (one of the largest reading-focused charities in the UK) has announced the definitive list of 100 books to read before you’re 14 – and to celebrate Playing by […]

Win an entire set of Ladybird Read it Yourself books! That’s 50 books, worth over £200!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. It was won by no. 238, Rebecca Townsend** With the Summer Holidays almost in sight I’ve started thinking about what role books will play in our summer fun. Every July I look out for great activity books (here are some we’ve enjoyed in the past), but with a young child […]

« go backkeep looking »
  • Coming soon – new adventures

  • Categories