Playing by the book

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

Waffle Hearts: a brilliant and big hearted new book from Norway

On Monday Waffle Hearts by Maria Parr swept me off my feet. I read it in a single sitting late at night, and on Tuesday, I dropped everything and read the entire novel to the kids, over breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t know that I’ve ever read a novel twice in under 24 hours, […]

Our Orkney Reading List Part 1

For our recent trip to Orkney I was looking for books we could enjoy as an entire family; limited space, and a desire for physical books meant I spent a long time choosing the books to take with us. Today I’ll review two books set in Orkney which were absolutely perfect choices. The Boy with […]

In the peace of the night

An exquisite exploration of the magic and mystery of night-time, Hannah’s Night by Komako Sakai (translated by Cathy Hirano) is a soothing exploration of the peace, calm, and quiet that can be found in the midnight hours. A young child wakes up in the middle of the night. The rest of her family are asleep […]

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