Playing by the book

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

Storytime: a new magazine for families to encourage a love of reading

Today sees the launch of a new national magazine for families, designed to help parents and their kids develop a passion for stories and reading. Storytime magazine is packed with quality illustrations, games, reading tips, and most importantly of all, great stories, poems and extracts from novels, just right for sharing as a family. Advert […]

How to cook up a new magazine for 8-12 year olds

I’m a massive believer in having all sorts of reading material around at home for M and J (and us grownups!) to enjoy. Alongside books, catalogues, and newspapers, magazines play an important part in our varied reading diet: We subscribe to the enormously fun (and secretly often educational) Phoenix Comic, the very well produced and […]

Christmas presents all wrapped up (A newspaper for kids and a tale from Korea)

If you’re still looking for something a little bit different to give as a gift to your 9-13 year old reader this Christmas, you might want to consider a subscription to The Loop, a new quarterly magazine (“that thinks it’s a newspaper”) for kids, their parents and teachers. It first came to my attention because […]

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