Playing by the book

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

Love and a lost toy

Can you believe it’s the very last day of Picture Book Month 2012? Holidays is the theme of the day, and in taking that to mean festive celebrations, I’ve chosen to wrap up a wonderful month with a gentle, charming, heart-melting story set at Christmas: Ernest & Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent, translated by Sam Alexander. […]

Can you find the Yellow Duck? A giveaway…

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED As a kid I loved looking for the yellow duck which hid in the pages of books illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. I first discovered the yellow duck in Cartwright’s First Thousand Words in English. There was something very magical about looking at (what seemed like) the entire world I knew […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Independence

Although it’s been a while since we had a Fantastic Fiction for Kids post I’m thrilled this week to be able to bring you another post in the series all about brilliant picture books which share a common theme, which this week is independence. Today’s contributor is Stephanie Burgis. Stephanie was born in the US […]

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