Playing by the book

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

Celebrating Dixie O’Day: An interview with Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy

Looking for a fictional location and characters for your kids to fall in love with? The sort they will want to meet and visit? The sort that they’ll want to hear more and more stories about? Yes? Well, can I then recommend the wonderful new world created by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, set in […]

Seeing as I’ve already mentioned the C word this week…

If you’re looking for some beautiful Christmas cards that support a great cause you might be interested in these featuring one of Shirley Hughes’ timeless illustrations from Out and About Through the Year, published by Walker Books. The cards are sold in packs of ten and cost £6 including postage and packing. All profits go […]

Winter warmers – 1

I’m taking the next two weeks “off” the blog to spend plenty of time with my family and to prepare a few things for Playing by the book in the new year. However, as I don’t want the blog to fall completely silent I’ll be posting a few links each week to articles and blog […]

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