Playing by the book

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

Our Orkney Reading List Part 1

For our recent trip to Orkney I was looking for books we could enjoy as an entire family; limited space, and a desire for physical books meant I spent a long time choosing the books to take with us. Today I’ll review two books set in Orkney which were absolutely perfect choices. The Boy with […]

Robot awesomeness!

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz is the first publication from a new and very exciting looking imprint, Flying Eye Books. A craft book about building robot costumes out of cardboard boxes, Viv Schwarz’s book is like no craft book we’ve read before. It’s a bedtime story as well as a round-the-kitchen-table manual. […]

The bug continues to bite… city illustrations in Rapido’s Next Stop

Rapido’s Next Stop by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet is the latest dose of medicinal reading, helping me manage my chronic condition (Biblio-urbanitus: Having a huge weakness for illustrations of cities). A lift-the-flap book (translated from French and created by the same team as behind that all time favourite of ours which is 365 […]

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