Playing by the book

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

Favourite reads of 2013 as chosen by 25 (children’s) authors and illustrators (and me)

This time of year the colour supplements and review sections of newspapers always feature articles I enjoy, with authors recommending their favourite reads of the past year. But these articles rarely feature authors and illustrators whose work is enjoyed by the 0-teens. Whilst the Children’s Laureate or a media-genic YA/Crossover author might be included, the […]

My palaeontology princess*

Last week we were visiting my parents who live just by the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, a section of amazing coastline where you can find all sorts of fossils on the beaches. Seeing as my daughters are dino-mad it will come as no surprise that fossil hunting is an activity they enjoy rather a […]

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