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 […]

National Non-Fiction Day and the start of Picture Book Month

I’m celebrating twice over today! Here’s in the UK it is National Non-Fiction Day, an annual celebration, initiated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups which aims to celebrate all that is brilliant about non-fiction and show that it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure. Today is also the launch […]

Food for thought

Excitement, energy, engaging (and sometimes challenging) ideas burst out of Mission:Explore FOOD by The Geography Collective and City Farmers, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones. As the opening lines of the book state, “This book will change the way you see food forever. Do not go any further if you are afraid of going on adventures or […]

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