Playing by the book

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

A story-full birthday quilt for reading by

J recently turned three and for her birthday I wanted to make her a quilt for snuggling up in when reading. About the time I started working on the quilt I was sent Nonie’s Magic Quilt by Anita Vachharajani, illustrated by Anitha Balachandran; a serendipitous coincidence as it’s a lovely book all about the making […]

Do! Read! Enjoy! Fall in love!

It’s worth repeating Do! Read! Enjoy! Fall in love! These may be exhortations, but I can assure you that if you pick up a copy of Do! by Ramesh Hengadi and Shantaram Dhadpe with Gita Wolf, published by Tara Books, these things will come naturally to you. Do! is a heady mixture of gorgeous art, […]

If you’re going to read one thing today…

… (other than this blog post ) make it one of the articles in the latest issue of Paper Tigers, which focuses on children’s literature from India and the Indian diaspora. Paper Tigers is a tremendously valuable and exciting website which embraces multicultural books in English for young readers. It is full of resources for […]

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