Playing by the book

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

A weekend full of stories at the Just So Festival

We’ve been very lucky this summer holiday to have collected many stories that will become part of our family folklore. New places we’ve fallen in love with (our allotment!), new things we’ve tried (hooray! M now eats those exotic food items known as toast and cheese), time spent together as a family doing even crazier […]

What happens after dark in the toy museum?

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the exhibits in a museum once the public have gone home, the doors are locked and the lights turned off? In the Museum of Childhood, where David Lucas’ latest book, Lost in the Toy Museum is set, wondrous things happen after dark; all the toys come to […]

An Interview with David Lucas

Although I love writing every post I put up on Playing by the book, today’s post has made me more excited than usual! I’m thrilled to be bringing you an interview with one of my favourite British illustrators, David Lucas. M, J and I first discovered David’s books when he was named one of the […]

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