Playing by the book

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

Favourite reads of 2013 as chosen by 25 (children’s) authors and illustrators (and me)

This time of year the colour supplements and review sections of newspapers always feature articles I enjoy, with authors recommending their favourite reads of the past year. But these articles rarely feature authors and illustrators whose work is enjoyed by the 0-teens. Whilst the Children’s Laureate or a media-genic YA/Crossover author might be included, the […]

2 more fabulous read alouds with rude bits

“Do your briefs give you grief in the morning? Do your knickers get tied up in knots? Are you forced to wear tight, itchy, brown ones Or long, floppy, grey ones with spots?” Don’t worry, I’m not asking for full disclosure in the comments, I simply wanted to give you a flavour of the cheeky […]

Free activity sheets from Jane Ray, Caryl Hart and Alex Milway

Back at the start of the month I wrote a post all about activity books for kids, why I like them and why we’ll be using some during the summer holidays (which have now officially begun in our neck of the woods). Then I started thinking about the free resources that are available; many illustrators […]

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