Playing by the book

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

A trio of goodies I couldn’t let you miss out on

(1) All this past week, and next week, BBC Radio 4 Extra is serialising Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls. It’s wonderfully read by David Hayman. Anyone can listen, worldwide, but episodes are not available for long online so don’t hang around. In each case the reading of A Monster Calls starts about 45 minutes into […]

I know it’s not Easter, but indulge me in some eggy goodness…

Yes, I know it’s not Easter, but I have two lovely egg themed books that deserve to be read NOW, not only in 9 months time so please go and scrabble in the back of your kitchen cupboards to find that secret stash of chocolate I won’t tell anyone about, break off a piece and […]

Jitterbug Jam

I know that several of you who read Playing by the book also write book reviews. What’s the process you go through for this? Do you draft your reviews? Do you check out what other’s have written about the book in question? And, dear readers, whether your write reviews or not, what is it that […]

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