Playing by the book

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

Lou Kuenzler’s Desert Island Books

This summer both my girls discovered and devoured books by Lou Kuenzler. A specialist in funny books just right for 5-10 year olds, Kuenzler had a hard time writing and reading as a child; she has dyslexia, and is left handed, but was made to learn to write with her right hand. Stories, however, were […]

Dead or Alive? Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors

Dead or Alive? by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Sarah Horne is a book packed with oohs and aahs, eurghs and arghs. It is most definitely my kind of book. If you’re looking for a book that will get your kids curious, disgusted, delighted, amazed, and astonished all in the space of a few pages, it […]

Help your child love reading

Seeing as you’re reading this blog I’m willing to bet that you hope the children in your life will develop a love of reading. But is hope good enough? What practical steps can you take to encourage a lifelong passion for books? Help your Child Love Reading: A Parent’s Guide by Alison David provides interesting, […]

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