Playing by the book

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

Food for thought

Excitement, energy, engaging (and sometimes challenging) ideas burst out of Mission:Explore FOOD by The Geography Collective and City Farmers, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones. As the opening lines of the book state, “This book will change the way you see food forever. Do not go any further if you are afraid of going on adventures or […]

What would your dream house look like?

H.O.U.S.E. by Aleksandra Machowiak and Daniel Mizielinski (translated by Elzbieta Wojcik-Leese) is a book about dreams becoming reality. About imagination taking flight and bearing fruit. It’s also a nonfiction book about architecture. And, it’s wonderful! I first came across the work of Aleksandra Machowiak and Daniel Mizielinski when I interviewed Jan Pieńkowski and asked him […]

Urban Landscapes – picture books about changes over time

I have a problem. And it isn’t going away. It’s alright – I don’t particularly wish to be cured, but I do need to talk about it… I’m not quite sure how it started. Perhaps it was when I realised that I’ve lived in my present home longer than I’ve ever lived anywhere else before […]

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