Playing by the book

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

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

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 […]

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