Playing by the book

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

Using football fever to get young kids excited about books

I’ll come straight out with it: I’m not a football fan. But… I am a fan of using whatever I can to get kids excited about books and reading. So this week at school, in our story+activity enrichment session on Friday, it’s all about football (soccer) in the hope that Euro 2012 is fizzing rather […]

Stories in Tune – The Nutcracker – Part 1

Just in time for Christmas, today I bring you a series of reviews of picture book versions of The Nutcracker as part of my series Stories in Tune. The Nutcracker ballet, with music written by Tchaikovsky and a libretto adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, could barely be more appealing […]

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