Playing by the book

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

Why I’ve spent the Christmas holidays reading all about genetics

Ever since my young teenage years, watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures has been an important seasonal tradition. A short series of informative and entertaining talks on a single scientific topic, aimed at a general audience (though with a focus on young people), these lectures have been held every year since 1825 (with the exception […]

Glowing in the dark

As I wrote last week, our local library is closed for the foreseeable future and we now have to take a bus journey to get our library books. Although this is time consuming, it’s not entirely without silver linings – next to the new library is a lovely little playground, and just round the corner […]

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