Playing by the book

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

Looking forward to World Book Day with a giveaway

This giveaway is now closed Thursday March 7 is World Book Day, and I can’t wait! So what is World Book Day? Well, it’s a UNESCO designated worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Now in its 16th year, World Book Day aims to ensure as […]

‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot…’ – a guest post about environmental picture books

Following on from the round up on Monday of children’s books with a green theme, today I’m delighted to bring you a guest post from someone who has a particular interest in picture books with an environmental theme: Virginia Lowe, a colleague with whom I’ve enjoyed lots of helpful and interesting discussions online about all […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about music

I know that this week I wasn’t alone in wishing it wasn’t so long till this brilliant sounding series of book by Clara Vulliamy and Shirley Hughes gets published… but at least I’m able to get my fix of Clara-goodness before next year: I’m utterly delighted because Clara Vulliamy is here today at Playing by […]

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