Playing by the book

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

Book bag envy?

When you go to the library or the bookshop what do you like to carry your books in? Over the last few year’s I’ve been lucky enough to gather some gorgeous book bags, courtesy of various publishers giving them away at stands at book conferences and other events: When I asked on Twitter for more […]

Worldwide giveaway of two translated Children’s Classics!

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m passionate about children’s books in translation, and so today I’m especially glad to have the opportunity to give one lucky reader copies of 2 translated books I believe are exceptional: I have a worldwide giveaway of The Cat who Came in off the Roof by Annie […]

The best Dutch children’s literature in translation: now and in the future?

To celebrate the publication earlier this month of The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt, translated by David Colmer, today I’m sharing my 5 favourite Dutch children’s books which are available in English (being a Dutch-English bilingual family this is something we know a little bit about ). But […]

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