Playing by the book

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

Diversity in picture books and the astonishing case of the stolen stories

“Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?” Last weekend Walter Dean Myers, a previous National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (the US equivalent of the UK’s children’s laureate) wrote a thought-provoking article in the New York Times about the need for […]

Oi, Frog! This book’s fantastic!

Lots of fabulous books are being published today (such as this one and another one I really like;this one) but Oi Frog! by Kes Gray, illustrated by Jim Field is the one that has jumped up and down and begged to be shared with you right now, without delay. It’s got cheek, energy and zany […]

Infographics for book lovers and kids’ non-fiction featuring infographics

Spend any time in the online world and you’ll soon come across an infographic or two. According to Wikipedia, “infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly“, and they are much loved in this day an age where increasingly we lap up quick, visual blasts […]

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