Playing by the book

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

The Flying Bath and developing a bathroom library

With pretty much all clock-watching abandoned for the summer holidays we’ve been sneaking reading into unusual places. First we boosted breakfast feasting on books with our toast rack displays, and since then we’ve been squeezing in extra reading at the other end of the day – at bathtime. When the kids were little we were […]

Getting up close and personal with Julia Donaldson

This summer, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a large, very entertaining exhibition all about the former Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson. It explores her life, her books, her illustrators and is full of lovely places to play, original illustrations and notebooks, correspondence, videos, and of course, books to read. It’s based on an […]

Be a world record breaker!

In celebration of the lovely picture book The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb Pan Macmillan Children’s Books are looking for people to help make the world’s LONGEST EVER chain of paper dolls! Anyone living in the UK/Ireland can join in and make as many dolls as they like. All you need to […]

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