Playing by the book

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

Wolfman by Michael Rosen & Chris Mould: Those we demonise are human underneath

Wolfman is terrifying! Wolfman is threatening! Wolfman is unstoppably destructive! And he’s coming your way! But let me reassure you: Wolfman by Michael Rosen and Chris Mould is also so funny, you might just wet your pants On one level a moral about how those we demonise are human underneath, this wickedly enjoyable book about […]

Upcoming Children’s Literature Events in the UK

This coming Saturday and Sunday sees a wonderful children’s literature festival “pop up” just behind Kings Cross in London. The Pop Up Festival is completely free and is all about celebrating books, stories and imagination for children, teenagers and families. Authors and illustrators attending include Candy Gourlay, Nii Parkes, James Mayhew, Marcus Sedgwick, Laura Dockrill, […]

Free activity sheets from Viviane Schwarz and Walker Books

Today’s first lot of free activities from children’s book authors and illustrators come from the fantastically talented Viviane Schwarz, author of There are Cats in this Book, one of J’s all time favourite books. On Viv’s blog you can download knitting patterns to create the cats in There are Cats in this Book. Not a […]

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