Playing by the book

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

Magnets, thieves, hats and Jon Klassen…

Tomorrow sees the publication of latest book by an author who perhaps created the biggest buzz in the picture book world last year. This is not my hat by Jon Klassen is clearly closely related to I want my hat back, Klassen’s widely hailed picture book from 2011 (here’s my review): There’s a hat, it’s […]

Celebrating Children’s Book Week – Oceans and Seas

Here’s the last lot of session plans for our day off-timetable as part of Children’s Book Week next week. These sessions are for year 2 studens (6-7 year olds) and are based on their current topic “Oceans and Seas”. Session 1 Book: The fantastic undersea life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino Follow up book: […]

Finnish puppets and friendly barracudas!

As part of both my Reading Round Europe series and Nonfiction Monday today I’m bringing you a review of Puppet Theatre by Maija Baric, the Artistic Director of the Sampo Puppet Theatre in Finland, and illustrated by award winning Kristiina Louhi. A craft manual bursting at the seams with creative, novel ideas for making puppets, […]

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