Playing by the book

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

The Katie Morag Treasury / Books with a strong sense of location

Over the last couple of year’s I’ve read quite a lot about how children’s books with a very specific cultural setting are not favoured by publishers because it is hard to sell rights widely; publishers are keen for “universal” stories which translate (literally and figuratively) well across borders and languages. Whilst I understand publishers’ drive […]

Sounds of the seashore

Today sees the launch of Audiosynced – a monthly roundup of blogosphere posts about audiobooks which has been set up by Kelly of Stacked and Abby (the) Librarian and today I’m very pleased to be taking part alongside them. Audiobooks play a hugely important role in our home – a day without one is certainly […]

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