Playing by the book

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

The best Dutch children’s literature in translation: now and in the future?

To celebrate the publication earlier this month of The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt, translated by David Colmer, today I’m sharing my 5 favourite Dutch children’s books which are available in English (being a Dutch-English bilingual family this is something we know a little bit about ). But […]

Opening horizons: An interview with Laura Watkinson, the translator of The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt

As I anticipated its publication last year, one book – above all – got my heart trembling. When it finally hit the shelves, The Guardian said, “The book is beautifully constructed, and has passages of urgent writing that take their inspiration from fairytales as well as the Arthurian legend.“, The Irish Times said, “a fast-moving, […]

The Past

So I’m back online! And I’ve so much to tell you about… So yes, I was offline because I was away visiting family in the Netherlands. This is where we were for most of the time: This is the haul of books I brought back: My favourite book of all those I brought back is […]

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