Playing by the book

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

Book board games and my failure as a parent

This summer we’ve been lucky enough to chance upon some children’s book inspired board games as we’ve trawled our way through charity shops. Now I have a confession to make: I’m not a fan of board games. I play them because I know as an engaged parent I’m meant to play them with my kids […]

Book Bingo!

Need a quick fix for a dose of bookish delights? For World Book Day or just for fun? I’ve prepared a picture book Book Bingo game you can download, print and play – please feel free to use with your kids, your class, your library book group! There are 16 different sheets (on 8 pieces […]

Infographics for book lovers and kids’ non-fiction featuring infographics

Spend any time in the online world and you’ll soon come across an infographic or two. According to Wikipedia, “infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly“, and they are much loved in this day an age where increasingly we lap up quick, visual blasts […]

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