Playing by the book

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

Urban Landscapes – picture books about changes over time

I have a problem. And it isn’t going away. It’s alright – I don’t particularly wish to be cured, but I do need to talk about it… I’m not quite sure how it started. Perhaps it was when I realised that I’ve lived in my present home longer than I’ve ever lived anywhere else before […]

Exploring the world with kids

There are few illustrated books that offer up so many dreams as atlases. For me, maps offer possibilities, adventures, intrigue, even if all you ever do with them is enjoy them whilst siting in a comfy armchair at home. I want to share this dreamland, this interest in exploring, this fascination with the world and […]

A day on the buses and books for baby

Do you know anyone who’s expecting a baby soon? If the answer is yes, then forego another babygro and give the new baby a book – baby and parents will get much more enjoyment out of the gift, and it may even stay with them their whole life But what book to give? Peepo! and […]

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