Playing by the book

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

How can a full scale road traffic accident make a brilliant book?

Without a doubt Bang by Leo Timmers will win – hands down – the 2013 prize for the “Most Brilliant Use of Just Two Words in a Book“. It will also win the “Most Unlikely Scenario for Making a Really Funny Children’s Book“. After all, a 10 car pile-up with smashed chassis and goods strewn […]

A review of Atinuke’s newest book

The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird is the most recently published book by Atinuke, who we’ve been celebrating this week with an interview and a look at the books which influenced her on her journey to becoming an author. It’s the second book (in a planned series of six) following the life and […]

Cars and stars

J’s current “must-read” book at bedtime is The Baby who wouldn’t got to Bed by Helen Cooper. It makes J giggle and snuggle closer to me every time – and that alone makes it a winner for me too! “Bedtime!” said the Mother. “No!” said the Baby playing in his car. “It’s still light.” “But […]

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