Playing by the book

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

I know it’s not Easter, but indulge me in some eggy goodness…

Yes, I know it’s not Easter, but I have two lovely egg themed books that deserve to be read NOW, not only in 9 months time so please go and scrabble in the back of your kitchen cupboards to find that secret stash of chocolate I won’t tell anyone about, break off a piece and […]

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: […]

The ability of stories to transport us

A few posts ago I mentioned British illustrator Karin Littlewood‘s latest book – Immi, as something I was looking forward to reading. Having typed those original words I was overcome by temptation and bought us a copy on spec – we’ve loved all of the books we’ve seen where Karin Littlewood has been the illustrator […]

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