Playing by the book

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

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 […]

Rebecca Patterson has been busy being brilliant

In My Busy Being Bella Day by Rebecca Patterson, being packed off to nursery seems like the short straw to Bella. Whilst she has to work hard, she can’t help imagining all the fun her younger brother is probably having with Mum. Treats at the café? Or a trip to the soft play centre? Not […]

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