Playing by the book

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

Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival (and how to breathe bubbles instead of fire)

Even before I had finished reading Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival to the kids I knew this was a book we were going to have LOTS of fun with. Have you ever had great fun playing with a friend but discovered things have got out of control when you try to out-do each other? That […]

Wolfman by Michael Rosen & Chris Mould: Those we demonise are human underneath

Wolfman is terrifying! Wolfman is threatening! Wolfman is unstoppably destructive! And he’s coming your way! But let me reassure you: Wolfman by Michael Rosen and Chris Mould is also so funny, you might just wet your pants On one level a moral about how those we demonise are human underneath, this wickedly enjoyable book about […]

Head over Heart by Colette Victor and writing outside of your experience

A rich and warm-hearted coming-of-age tale, Head over Heart is an impressive and important debut novel from Colette Victor. An adolescent girl is smitten with a boy in her class. But she fears her family would disapprove of her spending time with him. How can she balance her wishes with those of her family? How […]

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