Playing by the book

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

Favourite reads of 2013 as chosen by 25 (children’s) authors and illustrators (and me)

This time of year the colour supplements and review sections of newspapers always feature articles I enjoy, with authors recommending their favourite reads of the past year. But these articles rarely feature authors and illustrators whose work is enjoyed by the 0-teens. Whilst the Children’s Laureate or a media-genic YA/Crossover author might be included, the […]

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 […]

The Red House Children’s Book Award Ceremony 2012

On Saturday M and I had a really wonderful day up in London at the Red House Children’s Book Award Ceremony. I was there in my role as a member of the National Executive of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, the charity which owns and co-ordinates the award. The day was so much fun! […]

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