Playing by the book

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

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Red Squirrel, a new imprint from Barrington Stoke, is dedicated to creating exciting picture books. Fair Enough. But what makes them sit especially tall on the bookshelf is that as well as superb storytelling and inventive illustrations, these picture books contain lots of dyslexia friendly features so that grown-ups with dyslexia can also experience the […]

How to explore war with children? Part 1

Once Upon a Wartime, an exhibition which opened earlier this month at London’s Imperial War Museum, takes five children’s novels about war and conflict and uses them as a starting point to explore what war can mean for children. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden, The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, […]

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