Playing by the book

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

Book board games and my failure as a parent

This summer we’ve been lucky enough to chance upon some children’s book inspired board games as we’ve trawled our way through charity shops. Now I have a confession to make: I’m not a fan of board games. I play them because I know as an engaged parent I’m meant to play them with my kids […]

Cakes in space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Imagine packing up your home, leaving Earth and setting out to travel across space to colonise a new planet. The journey will take so long you’ll be put into a cryptobiotic state. But there is absolutely nothing to fear: You’re on sleek new spaceship, looked after by a team of well-programmed robots, and everything has […]

Brilliant Libraries create Brilliant Opportunities: Book Aid’s Open Doors Campaign

This really speaks to my heart. Open Doors is Book Aid International‘s new appeal to create library environments for children in which reading for pleasure and learning can flourish. Between now and 2018 they are planning to create create a total of 60 child-friendly spaces – Children’s Corners – in libraries in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, […]

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