Playing by the book

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

Dead or Alive? Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors

Dead or Alive? by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Sarah Horne is a book packed with oohs and aahs, eurghs and arghs. It is most definitely my kind of book. If you’re looking for a book that will get your kids curious, disgusted, delighted, amazed, and astonished all in the space of a few pages, it […]

Help your child love reading

Seeing as you’re reading this blog I’m willing to bet that you hope the children in your life will develop a love of reading. But is hope good enough? What practical steps can you take to encourage a lifelong passion for books? Help your Child Love Reading: A Parent’s Guide by Alison David provides interesting, […]

The science behind getting kids excited about things they can’t see

I don’t know about you, but in our family, 99% of bedtime reading involves fiction. Non fiction, or information books, rarely get chosen to share a cosy cuddle just before the kids go to sleep. But Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton has recently helped us break the […]

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