Playing by the book

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

Win 10 fabulous books!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** To celebrate the launch of Tesco Magazine‘s new story-telling videos for their Kids’ Book Club I’ve got a tremendous giveaway today. You can be in with a chance of winning not one, not two, but ten books simply by leaving a comment on this post. The books included in this […]

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 […]

Katie Cleminson’s 8 books on route to becoming an illustrator

When I recently fell in love with Katie Cleminson’s newest book, Otto the Book Bear, I had fun re-reading an interview I did with her last year. It was my first ever interview with an author/illustrator and I was so nervous! Since then I’ve got to know Katie a little better and so I recently […]

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