Playing by the book

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

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 […]

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 […]

Remarkable rabbits & a giveaway

Picture Book Month‘s theme of the day today is Rabbits and I couldn’t have two more different books to share with you. Do your kids ever go through phases of saying “rude” words? I think most parents will have experienced their darling little children delighting in transgressing by exclaiming words they know to be “naughty”. […]

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