Playing by the book

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

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 […]

How to foster a budding inventor

Today sees the start of National Science & Engineering Week in the UK. I’ll be celebrating it with books of course, and so the focus for the next couple of posts here on the blog is… INVENTIONS! This afternoon I’m in school doing a book+craft session based on Wouter van Reek‘s Coppernickel: The Invention. After […]

Dirigibles, cartier watches and zappy zoomers

If I were to ask you who was the inventor of human flight, how would you answer? Would you rack your brain for school memories and then come up with the Wright brothers? Would you be surprised and interested if you then found out that perhaps it wasn’t the Wright brothers after all, but someone […]

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