Playing by the book

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

Creating the tree of life

As my contribution to this week’s Nonfiction Monday I’ve a review of What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning and Brita Granström in association with the (London) Natural History Museum, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011. Through a series of visual and written cameos depicting key moments […]

An Australian Alphabet

Possum and Wattle – My Big Book of Australian Words by Bronwyn Bancroft was a recent impulse buy – I simply couldn’t leave the shop without a copy… This A-Z book of single words each individually illustrated is a great introduction to Australian, and more particularly Aboriginal culture. Some words are instantly recognisable as “Australian”, […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids: All things Australian

The first contribution to Fantastic Fiction for Kids in 2010 comes from Kristine, a stay at home mother to two girls aged 3 and 11 months, who writes a lovely, down to earth blog called Bilbified where she documents the crafting, playing, sewing and other doing her family get up to in Western Australia. Kristine […]

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