Playing by the book

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

More Icelandic (picture) books

Whilst Iceland clearly has a thriving children’s literature scene, few books are translated into English and even fewer are available to buy outside of Iceland so I’ve struggled a little today with bringing you a round up of children’s books from or about Iceland which you might enjoy. But here goes – and of course, […]

My new favourite word – Pufflings

Today I’m taking part again in Nonfiction Monday, a weekly carnival in the kidlitosphere celebrating the best of nonfiction books for children. My contribution is a review of Nights of the Pufflings by Bruce McMillan. This book is also part of our Icelandic sojourn Reading Round Europe. Althought the author/photographer isn’t Icelandic himself, the book […]

Kidlit destinations in Iceland

Ok! You ready to get back on the road? Our next stop reading our way around Europe is Iceland! Diving straight in, our first port of call is Nonni’s House, in Akureyri in northern Iceland, about 380 km from Reykjavík. This is the former-home-turned-museum of Iceland’s noted children’s book author Nonni, the Jesuit priest Jón […]

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