Playing by the book

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

Rebellious reading and other audacious acts

If you were trying to support and encourage a young environmentalist, feminist or …anarchist (!) what books would you suggest for them? I might give the newly re-issued Barbapapa’s Ark, or the simple but very effective What are you playing at? Or if you were simply looking for a great read for your kids about […]

Three cheers for Rosie Revere!

The last couple of weeks on the blog have really reminded me how books can take you everywhere and anywhere. From “pink” books, to the Holocaust, to environmental campaigning, I do love the journey my blog takes me on. Today’s roving brings us to contemplate engineering and what constitutes failure, with Rosie Revere, Engineer by […]

Three pickled herrings, two happy readers, one fun book

Three Pickled Herrings by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts is the second in the Wings and Co detective series. We had so much fun with the first volume, Operation Bunny, (here’s our review) we couldn’t wait to read a new instalment. Detective cases are apparently like buses. You can wait for ages, and then […]

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