Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Yesterday I opened my own bookshop!

Well… almost. I’ve joined up with My Independent Bookshop @MyIndieBookshop to spread the word about breathtakingly brilliant books for children and young people. There are so many great books out there that I’d really like to be able to sing about and the little corner of My Independent Bookshop that I now inhabit helps me […]

Some bedtime reading anyone? [or: How to welcome new bookcases to your home]

Yesterday my girls got 2 new bookcases in their room, and whilst we filled the shelves, I made a 48 second video: I’ve been wanting to make a stopmotion film of bookshelves ever since seeing this: and this: Our little film is somewhat clunkier, but it does feature only children’s books (look out for the […]

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