Playing by the book

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

Hooray indeed for bread!

If I had to choose a last meal, I’ve always thought it would be a thick slice of still slightly warm, crusty white bread spread with soft, unsalted butter. Perhaps it’s because I have such happy memories as a child walking home on a Saturday morning, being given the torn-off crust, the “heel” of the […]

Golidlocks and the most gorgeous book

In an age where you can get book apps which literally sing and dance on the device of your choice, I get a very special thrill when I discover a paper-based book which really embraces its physicality and oozes beauty and charm with an certain, unbeatable huggability. Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg and Jessica Ahlberg is […]

I Can Read: A Carnival Celebrating New Readers

Welcome one and all to this month’s celebration of early literacy, easy readers and short chapter books! The I Can Read carnival is all about sharing finds, approaches, successes and more when it comes to books aimed at those just beginning to read for themselves, or those consolidating their reading skills. If you’ve a review, […]

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