Playing by the book

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

A Picture Book Party!

Welcome, welcome! It’s lovely to see you! So very glad you could join the party today We’ll start off with a story (always an excellent place to start I believe!). Get comfy, and sit back and enjoy the marvellous, hilarious Peck, Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins. This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly […]

An interview with Mo Willems

How do I introduce my interviewee today? He’s an author/illustrator/cartoonist who has thrice been awarded a Caldecott Honor, twice the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and three more times made it onto the Geisel Honors list. His characters, from Pigeon, to Knuffle Bunny via Elephant and Piggie are beloved friends of so many children (to say […]

One way to launch a library! (or 4 ways to celebrate World Book Day)

If you were invited to design a school library launch, how would you go about it? What events would you want to facilitate? Who would you want to involve? These questions have been very much on my mind since the start of the year, for designing and delivering a school library launch is exactly what […]

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