Playing by the book

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

The Colour Thief x 2

Can you imagine a world without colour, where all you see is black, white or the shades of grey in between? As a self-confessed colour junkie such a world would sap my energies and leave my life (perhaps ironically), somewhat blue. Thus when two new books came to my attention both titled ‘The Colour Thief’ […]

Christmas presents all wrapped up (A newspaper for kids and a tale from Korea)

If you’re still looking for something a little bit different to give as a gift to your 9-13 year old reader this Christmas, you might want to consider a subscription to The Loop, a new quarterly magazine (“that thinks it’s a newspaper”) for kids, their parents and teachers. It first came to my attention because […]

What book would you gift to whom?

Is there anything more generous than giving someone a book? In doing so you are not only giving them, if not the world, then certainly a world, even a universe. Bundled up with the book comes the wish for enjoyment, escapism, and perhaps knowledge and understanding of one sort of the other. And if it’s […]

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