Playing by the book

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

Brilliant Libraries create Brilliant Opportunities: Book Aid’s Open Doors Campaign

This really speaks to my heart. Open Doors is Book Aid International‘s new appeal to create library environments for children in which reading for pleasure and learning can flourish. Between now and 2018 they are planning to create create a total of 60 child-friendly spaces – Children’s Corners – in libraries in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, […]

Transform a bread bin into brilliant book storage!

Perhaps it was the toast rack that done it. Mooching round the local junk shop recently I spied a bread bin and suddenly I could see pop-up reading nooks everywhere… With a lick or two of some thinned-down PVA glue… …and some cut up comics and book covers from magazines… …M soon had her own […]

All I said was…

Red Squirrel, a new imprint from Barrington Stoke, is dedicated to creating exciting picture books. Fair Enough. But what makes them sit especially tall on the bookshelf is that as well as superb storytelling and inventive illustrations, these picture books contain lots of dyslexia friendly features so that grown-ups with dyslexia can also experience the […]

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