Playing by the book

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

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 […]

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 […]

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