Playing by the book

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

40+ Activities to go with several books by David Melling

World Book Day is edging ever nearer and as the excitement builds I’ve been gathering ideas for activities at home and at school which would work well with the books by one of this year’s World Book Day author/illustrators, David Melling. First up, some general resources about David Melling and his work: Video interview with […]

Gifts from book illustrators – David Melling

David Melling is well known and loved for many of his picture books including The Kiss That Missed, Hugless Douglas and The Tale of Jack Frost. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award. You can buy a selection of prints made from his illustrations in his online shop. […]

Free activity sheets from Hannah Shaw, Shel Silverstein and David Melling

Here’s the next batch of free activity sheets from children’s book authors and illustrators! Happy creating, colouring and doodling! Hannah Shaw has written 14 books, both picture books and chapter books, including the brilliant Great Hamster Massacre and School for Bandits (which I reviewed here). You can find out more about her and her work […]

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