Playing by the book

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

A Perfect Picture Book Picnic

Thanks to the very generous folk at Walker Books I got to do something which makes me very happy earlier this week – read aloud lots of fabulous picture books with friends and their kids, and then give the books away, all part of a Picture Book Picnic… The day started early, baking “Walker Bear” […]

The best children’s books chosen by bloggers aka The Cybils winners

Although things may have appeared all cool, calm and collected on the blog front this last month (ha!), I’ve been feverishly beavering away behind the scenes acting as a judge for The Cybils. The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers, for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles published in the US. […]

A review of Atinuke’s newest book

The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird is the most recently published book by Atinuke, who we’ve been celebrating this week with an interview and a look at the books which influenced her on her journey to becoming an author. It’s the second book (in a planned series of six) following the life and […]

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