Playing by the book

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

Max the Brave by Ed Vere. Warning: this post really does contain cute kittens

Kittens and Cute. They go together like purple and prickles, tigers and teatime, picnics and lashings of ginger beer. And in Max the Brave by Ed Vere (@ed_vere) we meet another very cute kitten. He’s small, and black and has big bright eyes. But even though every reader who picks up this book will definitely […]

Secrets of ‘The Ice Bear’ – an insight from Jackie Morris

Last month Jackie Morris‘ haunting book The Ice Bear was released in a new paperback edition. To celebrate this I asked Jackie to share a little of the background to this bewitching story, to share some the book’s secrets. If you’ve already got a copy of the book you might want to have it to […]

Gifts from Book Illustrators – Kate Slater

In the run up to Christmas I thought I’d take a moment each week to highlight gifts you could get your family (or yourself) made by children’s book illustrators and authors. Many illustrators offer their work directly for sale and it’s a great way to support book artists and get yourself something beautiful that will […]

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