Playing by the book

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

Pterosaurs, sweetcorn racing and zombie cockroaches: where great non-fiction can take you!

2014 sees the first crop of books by Red Shed (@RedShedBooks, Egmont‘s new dedicated non-fiction imprint for children and young people) hitting shelves across the UK. I Explore Digging for Dinosaurs and I Explore Under the Sea, both by written by Mike Goldsmith (@mj_goldsmith) and illustrated Kate Daubney (@kd_illustration) plus an advance copy of In […]

Non-Fiction Monday: My Pop Up City Atlas by Jonathan Litton and Stephen Waterhouse

The adage “Books can take you anywhere” is beautifully exemplified by My Pop-Up City Atlas by Jonathan Litton (@JonathanLitton) and Stephen Waterhouse (@SWIllustrator), a thrilling, whistle-stop tour through 70 cities around the world. Using pop-ups and a whole host of paper-engineering whizzery to bring to life exotically coloured urban scenes from cities both well known […]

Infographics for book lovers and kids’ non-fiction featuring infographics

Spend any time in the online world and you’ll soon come across an infographic or two. According to Wikipedia, “infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly“, and they are much loved in this day an age where increasingly we lap up quick, visual blasts […]

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