Playing by the book

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

Flower fairy wands and stunning Walter Crane illustrations

Thinking recently about books and stories which have been shared across at least three generations of our family, I was reminded of the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. It was a little like suddenly seeing the trees for the wood, as Flower Fairies have long been a favourite with my girls; they love […]

Help your child love reading

Seeing as you’re reading this blog I’m willing to bet that you hope the children in your life will develop a love of reading. But is hope good enough? What practical steps can you take to encourage a lifelong passion for books? Help your Child Love Reading: A Parent’s Guide by Alison David provides interesting, […]

36 books to look out for this autumn!

I love a good bit of juicy anticipation and so today I bring you a round-up of the books being published this autumn which I’m most looking forward to reading. Out in September Bears Don’t Read by Emma Chichester Clark (Harper Collins) How to Hide a Lion from Grandma by Helen Stephens (Alison Green Books) […]

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