Playing by the book

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

This post has taken me 6 months to write…

Today’s post has been the hardest post to research since I began this blog. Why? Well, as part of Reading Round Europe I’ve been searching and searching for almost 6 months (yes, half a year – that’s how dedicated I am!) for some fantastic Danish picture books available in English translation to bring to you, […]

A Child’s Adventure in the Swedish Countryside: Children’s Literature Installation at Scandinavia House, NYC

Today I’m thrilled to be bringing you a guest post by award-winning British writer and educator Matthew Finch. Matthew is currently based in New York and blogs on literacy, education and storytelling at When he saw my Reading Round Europe adventures through the Nordic countries he offered to visit the storybook installation at Scandinavia […]

More Norwegian (Picture) Books

Before setting out on our journey Reading Round Europe the only children’s fiction I had read from Norway was Jostein Gaarder‘s Sophie’s World, and that was about 15 years ago so researching this leg of our adventure involved lots of new discoveries for me. Here’s what I found, a mixture of books about Norway and […]

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