Playing by the book

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

An interview with Marcus Alexander

This month one author in particular has kept my 9 year old busy. Busy ensconced under her duvet on the sofa. But also busy bounding around the kitchen and garden doing dare-devil acrobatics. The author that’s kept her so busy is Marcus Alexander. Marcus is the author of a three book fantasy adventure series, Keeper […]

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales by Pierre Gripari plus 7 ways to turn your (child’s) words and pictures into a book

Do you think there is an age at which you’ll stop reading aloud to your children? Have you already reached that stage? Why might you keep reading to an older child who can already read themselves? These are some of the questions I’ve been contemplating as part of a discussion, initiated by Clara Vulliamy, about […]

Pterosaurs, sweetcorn racing and zombie cockroaches: where great non-fiction can take you!

2014 sees the first crop of books by Red Shed (@RedShedBooks, Egmont‘s new dedicated non-fiction imprint for children and young people) hitting shelves across the UK. I Explore Digging for Dinosaurs and I Explore Under the Sea, both by written by Mike Goldsmith (@mj_goldsmith) and illustrated Kate Daubney (@kd_illustration) plus an advance copy of In […]

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