Playing by the book

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

Interviews with Adele Geras and many others!

Later this month I’m off to a wonderful conference specially for grown ups who are fans of children’s literature, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ Annual Conference. By way of preparation, I’ve been interviewing many of the authors and illustrators who will be speaking at the conference, and you can read my interviews over at […]

RHCBA blog tour: Elen Caldecott

As part of the Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour, I’m delighted to welcome shortlisted author Elen Caldecott to Playing by the book today. Elen had many lives before becoming a writer, including as an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Perhaps because she was taking her job at […]

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