Playing by the book

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

Win a bundle of books from the new series by Rainbow Magic author Daisy Meadows

**This giveaway is now closed** If you’ve got daughters who were born any time in the last 15 years I’d put money on you having come across the Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows. Over 29 million Rainbow Magic books have been sold worldwide, and Daisy Meadows was the most borrowed author in UK libraries […]

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz & Margaret Chamberlain & other knitting picture books

Indulge me: Have a quick brainstorm about picture books you know for young kids which explore what it feels like to be different? [Go on! Play the game!] . . . . . . . Of those you’ve come up with, how many are about emotions rather than physical characteristics? How many of them feature […]

That Cat who came in off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt

Mr Tibbles – a shy reporter on the local newspaper – has been threatened with the sack. It’s perhaps no surprise: Mr Tibbles is mad about cats, and all his stories end up revolving around felines one way or another. What his editor wants, however, is news! An act of kindness brings Mr Tibbles into […]

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