Playing by the book

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

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. […]

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 […]

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