Playing by the book

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

Win a print by Chris Haughton!

Now, wouldn’t this lovely print featuring the lovable George from Chris Haugton‘s latest book brighten up your life? To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this print, simply leave a comment here on this post! This giveaway closes 6am UK time 22nd March. A winner will be selected using, and […]

A scrumptious new picture book and my best cake ever

Lulu may only be a little dog, but she has lots of BIG ideas. She also has enthusiasm and buckets of joie de vivre, and lives with a bunch of great friends in Wagtail Town. It’s the day of the school cake competition and Lulu enlists her best buddy, Alfie, to help make what Lulu […]

A book loving reading session at school

As some of you know last term I started reading regularly to two classes of 5 and 6 year olds at M and J’s school – reading great stories just for fun, to show them that learning to read isn’t all about phonics and literacy but also about exploring, delighting and laughing. The sessions went […]

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