Playing by the book

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

The books which have influenced Atinuke as an author

When I recently got the chance to interview Atinuke, author of the Anna Hibiscus and the No. 1 Car Spotter books we’ve fallen in love with, I also asked her if she would share with us 8 books that reflect pivotal moments in her life so far, with particular reference to her journey towards becoming […]

An interview with Atinuke

When I recently discovered the books of Atinuke it was one of those bright moments you hold on to; it’s not every day you stumble on treasure that touches your heart, treasure that you want to share with everyone you meet. And so it is with great pleasure that today I can bring you the […]

Cybils nominees: Three books by Atinuke

Only one author has three books on the longlist for a Cybil Award in the the Early Chapter Book category and that is the Nigerian born, UK based Atinuke. The No. 1 Car Spotter is set in an unnamed African village and follows a few months in the life of a young boy called Oluwalase […]

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