Playing by the book

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

One way to launch a library! (or 4 ways to celebrate World Book Day)

If you were invited to design a school library launch, how would you go about it? What events would you want to facilitate? Who would you want to involve? These questions have been very much on my mind since the start of the year, for designing and delivering a school library launch is exactly what […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about music

I know that this week I wasn’t alone in wishing it wasn’t so long till this brilliant sounding series of book by Clara Vulliamy and Shirley Hughes gets published… but at least I’m able to get my fix of Clara-goodness before next year: I’m utterly delighted because Clara Vulliamy is here today at Playing by […]

2 books which shouldn’t be shelved: High Times and Swan Lake

Once you’ve finished a book what do you do with it? Shelve it away so it can barely be seen? How about, instead, exhibiting it on a window sill or mantelpiece to invite comment, to become an ever present part of your life? Not all books lend themselves to this of course, but High Times: […]

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