Playing by the book

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

National Non-Fiction Day: How to be a dinosaur hunter

Things have been fairly quiet on the blog front recently because I’ve been very busy getting all the last pieces in place for the Festival of Children’s Literature I’ve organised, which is taking place this Saturday in Birmingham. But I couldn’t let (the UK’s) National Non-Fiction Day go unmarked, especially as I’m hoping to spend […]

A Picture Book Party!

Welcome, welcome! It’s lovely to see you! So very glad you could join the party today We’ll start off with a story (always an excellent place to start I believe!). Get comfy, and sit back and enjoy the marvellous, hilarious Peck, Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins. This book has everything: Startling colours! Wonderful rhyme! Silly […]

A recipe for…. well, not what I was expecting!

(1) Take: Five mini dinosaurs Seven riotous adventures A least one snot monster A rather large pile of coprolite-to-be (2) Mix well in the hands of comic creator extraordinaire, Gary Northfield. (3) Find a comfy place to read, where you can giggle and groan to your heart’s delight. You are now perfectly poised to enjoy […]

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