Playing by the book

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

A colourful way to learn about the world

What would you include if you were asked to create a book about your world? Family? Friends? Places you love? Where would you start in helping a toddler learn about the world around her? This is the task facing Kali Stileman in her new book Big Book of My World and she has, very practically, […]

Quick thinking saves the day

As we read around Europe I’ll be making occasional brief trips back to the UK to review some of the latest releases in the anglo-saxon kidlit publishing world and today is such a day. One of my favourite books last year was One Smart Fish by Chris Wormell (which I reviewed here, and which later […]

An Interview with Jan Pieńkowski

Today I am thrilled and humbled to be interviewing Jan Pieńkowski, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Jan, born in Warsaw in 1936, made his first book when he was 8. As a result of the Second World War his family had to leave Poland and eventually they settled in England. His […]

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