Playing by the book

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

Books can give you lifeskills: Never underestimate a good sandwich

Many libraries and schools will have a shelf labelled something like “When a book might help“, with titles covering everything from Adoption to Asthma, Teasing to Twins, and beyond. But there’s also a very important space for books which give you practical life skills… like how to make a mean sandwich. I jest not Very […]

Food for thought

Excitement, energy, engaging (and sometimes challenging) ideas burst out of Mission:Explore FOOD by The Geography Collective and City Farmers, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones. As the opening lines of the book state, “This book will change the way you see food forever. Do not go any further if you are afraid of going on adventures or […]

For when life is just not fair

I couldn’t have written a better script… J was off ill a few days ago and M stomped to school with fury all over her face. “IT’S NOT FAIR! Why can’t I stay at home?” The pavement (and my ears) got a fair bashing from M that morning, and before 9am I was already exhausted! […]

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