Playing by the book

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

Our Orkney Reading List Part 2

Whilst away on holiday we read not only books set in Orkney but also books with more tangential links to this heart-entrapping archipeligo of islands. Full of seaweed, flotsam and inspiration for beach combing, Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre was a massive hit with us all. Mermaids, mysterious islands which […]

Free crafty activities from Sarah McIntyre and Neill Cameron

Need a few quiet minutes today to finish wrapping up presents? Why not print off some of today’s highlighted activity sheets from children’s illustrators and give them to the kids to enjoy? Sarah McIntyre has created some gorgeously funny books! Favourites in our home are Vern and Lettuce, cartoon strips featuring a sheep and a […]

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