Playing by the book

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

Bookplates for International Book Giving Day, Feb 14

February 14 is International Book Giving Day, a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. I’ll certainly be giving some books away and sharing others on February 14, and I hope you will too. For those books you’re giving away, you might like to […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about music

I know that this week I wasn’t alone in wishing it wasn’t so long till this brilliant sounding series of book by Clara Vulliamy and Shirley Hughes gets published… but at least I’m able to get my fix of Clara-goodness before next year: I’m utterly delighted because Clara Vulliamy is here today at Playing by […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about starting school

Hooray, hooray! Today I’m welcoming back author/illustrator Clara Vulliamy, with this month’s mini-books to inspire children (young and old) to create their own stories! This month’s theme, to go with yesterday’s book review round up, is (starting) school! Clara and I hope that, armed with some great school themed books, crafts (from Maggy’s round up […]

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