Playing by the book

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

A creatively translated world for little ones

Today I’ve my last review for this month as part of Gathering Books’ Award Winning Book Challenge, and again it’s a picture book which has won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth literature prize). One, Two, Three, Me by Nadia Budde is a board book for the pre-school / nursery crowd. It is a quirky take […]

Flying high with a yellow balloon

Iris on Books is one of my favourite blogs for reviews of fiction for adults. Iris tends to review classics and forgotten classics, books about and written by women, with a focus that I particularly like on world literature. For the month of June, Iris (who happens to be Dutch by birth but currently living […]

Put yourself in the shoes of your child learning to read

If you read this blog, it’s likely that you’re interested in supporting children in developing a life-long love of books and reading. We often talk about the importance of reading lots with our children, listening to them read, helping them find books they adore, but when do we stop to remind ourselves of what it […]

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