Playing by the book

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

Exploring outdoors and becoming a museum curator

Sticks are super… but how to broaden our horizons when we’re out exploring? What else could we and the kids look for? How do we learn to identify what we find? Today I’ve once again got one fiction picture book and one non-fiction book that go together really well, and which could help us answer […]

Creating the tree of life

As my contribution to this week’s Nonfiction Monday I’ve a review of What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning and Brita Granström in association with the (London) Natural History Museum, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011. Through a series of visual and written cameos depicting key moments […]

Blog-lite this week but in the meantime…

Just wanted to let you know that this week things will be short and sweet on the blog. Last week’s Librarithon was lots of fun, but left me short of time for other (blog related) projects so this week, whilst there will be a couple of posts this week normal service will resume next week. […]

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