Playing by the book

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

I’m looking for a book about… inventors and inventions

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I encourage anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become a […]

Win two Usborne books about inventions!

You could win a bundle featuring both these books (recently reviewed on Playing by the book here, and here) simply by leaving a comment on this post. This giveaway is only open to UK residents. This giveaway is open until 6am Friday 23 March, when a winner will be chosen using, and announced shortly […]

Lifting the flap on inventions

As National Science and Engineering Week draws to a close, I have a second inventions book to share with you: See Inside Inventions by Alex Frith, illustrated by Colin King. We are massive fans of the Usborne Flap Book series, to which this is the latest addition. They are robust (great for in classrooms, or […]

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