Playing by the book

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

We each have our own ways of telling stories: The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin

A transformative story about finding what works for you, The Story Machine by Tom Mclaughlin (@_TomMcLaughlin) opens with a mystery. Up in his loft, Elliott has stumbled upon some sort of ancient contraption, and he want to find out what it does. When he accidentally falls onto the machine little levers whir into action – […]

I’m looking for a book about… books, authors and illustrators

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I’ll be encouraging anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire seaside storytelling!

How wonderful it is to be welcoming back author/illustrator Clara Vulliamy with this month’s mini-books to inspire children (young and old) to create their own stories! This month’s theme, to go with yesterday’s book review round up, is the seaside. Clara and I hope that, armed with top book tips, crafts and our mini books, […]

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