Playing by the book

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

How the world works…

In my mini series reviewing the books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011 next up is How The World Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young A pop-up book covering a wealth of ground, How The World Works is a tremendous introduction to topics as diverse as the solar system, evolution, […]

Creating the tree of life

As my contribution to this week’s Nonfiction Monday I’ve a review of What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning and Brita Granström in association with the (London) Natural History Museum, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011. Through a series of visual and written cameos depicting key moments […]

Celebrating National Non-Fiction Day with a family science book

Today National Non-Fiction Day is being celebrated across the UK, highlighting all that is brilliant about non fiction and showing that it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure. My small contribution is a review of a family science book, The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins. In this ambitious book, […]

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