Playing by the book

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

Tinkering with reading: books to inspire creativity in all the family

One of the best days of our school summer holiday this year was spent taking things apart and weaving other things together. Two friends of mine are the driving force behind setting up an alternative, creative play space in my home town, and I was honoured to be a part of the team involved in […]

The 2014 Summer Picture Book Party

My girls were away for a couple of days last week staying on their own at their grandparents and whilst I LOVED having a bit more time to myself, I couldn’t resist a special welcome home picture book party; a day spent reading, playing, eating and dancing. On the evening they arrived home I gave […]

Ghosts for new readers, a giveaway and garb for World Book Day

Mortimer Keene is a brilliant inventor…. who knows how to have fun! He’s also a very small boy. And he likes to cause chaos at his school. Having previously created a slime machine, his latest contraption is an appliance which sends out all sorts of scary apparitions to haunt his teachers and frighten his classmates. […]

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