Playing by the book

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

The power of flowers and unexpectedly enjoyable reading

Want to know what book is the hottest property in our home at the moment? The book we’re fighting over, the book that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of, because as soon as someone finds it they’ve hidden themselves away with it in a wardrobe with a torch, or under their bed with […]

The post in which my kids ran a mile but I had a ball!

**Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a bookcase perfect for picture books. Click here and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning** The Icky, Sticky Snot and Blood Book by Steve Alton, Nick Sharratt and Jo Moore, one of the 6 shortlisted books up for the Royal Society’s Young […]

Secret Goodness – getting kids to eat right!

**There’s still time to enter my giveaway – a family day out at a book themed exhibition at a London Museum – click here for details and to be in with a chance of winning!** Away from Playing by the book I’ve been spending most of my spare time this last couple of weeks working […]

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