Playing by the book

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

A rhyming review, a covert cat and another great giveaway

A review in verse Imaginary friends are really the best for escaping the blame, explaining the mess. They’re even more fun, when your Mum plays along until she’s fed up with all that goes wrong. No matter how cute, your friend must comply: It’s better behaviour, or else it’s goodbye. Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat […]

Ghosts for new readers, a giveaway and garb for World Book Day

Mortimer Keene is a brilliant inventor…. who knows how to have fun! He’s also a very small boy. And he likes to cause chaos at his school. Having previously created a slime machine, his latest contraption is an appliance which sends out all sorts of scary apparitions to haunt his teachers and frighten his classmates. […]

Our Orkney Reading List Part 2

Whilst away on holiday we read not only books set in Orkney but also books with more tangential links to this heart-entrapping archipeligo of islands. Full of seaweed, flotsam and inspiration for beach combing, Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre was a massive hit with us all. Mermaids, mysterious islands which […]

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