Playing by the book

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

Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough is a cracking little story for this time of year. Mother hen already has 5 little chicks but the 6th is yet to hatch. Torn between keeping an eye on her new hatchlings playing outside the coop and keeping the 6th egg warm, Mother hen is helped by the […]

Give 5 year olds the vote!

The Red House Children’s Book Award is the only national book award in the UK voted for entirely by children and it’s super easy for you and any children you spend time with to get involved. All the kids need to do is read all each book in the category (categories) of their choice and […]

A colourful name for a dream debut

[With apologies to readers in the Southern Hemisphere...] Are you looking for a little sprinkling of colour and humour to help you get through these last days of winter before spring arrives? If so, Peely Wally, the debut picture book from Kali Stileman may be just the thing you’re looking for. Peely Wally is a […]

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