Playing by the book

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

An Interview with Elli Woollard, creator of Woozy the Wizard

Woozy the Wizard: A Spell to Get Well written by Elli Woollard and Al Murphy is the first in a new and very funny series of readers for children just gaining confidence in reading alone. Woozy is a terribly well-meaning wizard who’s keen to help his friends, but more often than not he gets somewhat […]

We’ve Got Your Number – a Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

We’ve Got Your Number written by Mukul Patel and illustrated by Supriya Sahai aims to show 10-14 year olds why almost everything in their lives boils down to maths, and explains why they should change how they get pocket money so they start with just 1p in the first week of the new year. It’s […]

Secrets of ‘The Ice Bear’ – an insight from Jackie Morris

Last month Jackie Morris‘ haunting book The Ice Bear was released in a new paperback edition. To celebrate this I asked Jackie to share a little of the background to this bewitching story, to share some the book’s secrets. If you’ve already got a copy of the book you might want to have it to […]

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