Playing by the book

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

3rd set of free activity sheets from authors and illustrators – Summer 2012

I know some schools are already back hard at work, but we’ve got another couple of weeks before term starts for us, so here’s one more round up of activity sheets available for free from children’s authors and illustrators. Click on the relevant image or coloured link to be taken to activity sheets you can […]

A Perfect Picture Book Picnic

Thanks to the very generous folk at Walker Books I got to do something which makes me very happy earlier this week – read aloud lots of fabulous picture books with friends and their kids, and then give the books away, all part of a Picture Book Picnic… The day started early, baking “Walker Bear” […]

The best children’s books chosen by bloggers aka The Cybils winners

Although things may have appeared all cool, calm and collected on the blog front this last month (ha!), I’ve been feverishly beavering away behind the scenes acting as a judge for The Cybils. The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers, for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles published in the US. […]

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