Playing by the book

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

Pterosaurs, sweetcorn racing and zombie cockroaches: where great non-fiction can take you!

2014 sees the first crop of books by Red Shed (@RedShedBooks, Egmont‘s new dedicated non-fiction imprint for children and young people) hitting shelves across the UK. I Explore Digging for Dinosaurs and I Explore Under the Sea, both by written by Mike Goldsmith (@mj_goldsmith) and illustrated Kate Daubney (@kd_illustration) plus an advance copy of In […]

Mi and Museum City: A curious and creative picture book debut

An exciting book about being observant, imaginative and open to the wonder and delight in even the smallest things, Mi and Museum City by Linda Sarah (@travelandsing) is an utterly charming and magical début which will be hitting bookshelves early in February. Life for Mi is boring and lonely. Although Mi’s hometown is packed with […]

National Non-Fiction Day: How to be a dinosaur hunter

Things have been fairly quiet on the blog front recently because I’ve been very busy getting all the last pieces in place for the Festival of Children’s Literature I’ve organised, which is taking place this Saturday in Birmingham. But I couldn’t let (the UK’s) National Non-Fiction Day go unmarked, especially as I’m hoping to spend […]

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