Playing by the book

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

A book loving reading session at school

As some of you know last term I started reading regularly to two classes of 5 and 6 year olds at M and J’s school – reading great stories just for fun, to show them that learning to read isn’t all about phonics and literacy but also about exploring, delighting and laughing. The sessions went […]

Using words to see images in the mind

Mole’s Sunrise By Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies, published just a few weeks ago, is the most recent picture book to find a home on our shelves. Vole has risen early to see the sun rise. His friend, Mole, is curious; he’s never seen the dawn but has heard it is very beautiful. So […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Independence

Although it’s been a while since we had a Fantastic Fiction for Kids post I’m thrilled this week to be able to bring you another post in the series all about brilliant picture books which share a common theme, which this week is independence. Today’s contributor is Stephanie Burgis. Stephanie was born in the US […]

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