Playing by the book

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

The Wonder and The Imaginary; 2 very special books indeed

I believe any book can fuel the imagination when it arrives in the right hands at the right time, but there are also some which explicitly explore how we nurture creativity and create space for inspiration and following our dreams. The Wonder by Faye Hanson and The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett are […]

An kids/YA bookswap to celebrate International Book Giving Day 2015

I know it’s not long till Christmas, but I’ve already got my eyes on one of the first really great days in 2015: International Book Giving Day. Now in its fourth year 4th year International Book Giving Day continues to grow from strength to strength. Turning the commercialisation of Valentine‚Äôs Day on its head, people […]

An Interview with Alex Milway

One of the most enjoyable author/illustrator talks I heard this year was that given by Alex Milway, at the FCBG Conference in February. His talk was so full of energy and joy thatthe whole audience got swept up with his positive, enthusiastic and amusing presentation. Alex is a writer and artist with a passion for […]

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