Playing by the book

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

Reluctant readers and creative creatures

When asked for advice on getting reluctant readers eager to stick with a book, I often suggest trying an “instruction book”, whether that be a cookery book, an activity guide, a craft book or indeed a genuine instruction manual. Instruction books have a inbuilt purpose; sometimes reluctant readers are just that because they can’t see […]

Picture Book Month – Win a copy of Babar’s ABC

**This giveaway is now closed. It was won by No. 17, Library Mice** As you may know by now, throughout Picture Book Month I’ll be giving away lots of wonderful picture books, co-inciding with the topics for each day. Today’s topic is ABC/123 and here’s what you could win: I have one copy of Babar’s […]


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