Playing by the book

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

The Katie Morag Treasury / Books with a strong sense of location

Over the last couple of year’s I’ve read quite a lot about how children’s books with a very specific cultural setting are not favoured by publishers because it is hard to sell rights widely; publishers are keen for “universal” stories which translate (literally and figuratively) well across borders and languages. Whilst I understand publishers’ drive […]

Free activity sheets from Jane Ray, Caryl Hart and Alex Milway

Back at the start of the month I wrote a post all about activity books for kids, why I like them and why we’ll be using some during the summer holidays (which have now officially begun in our neck of the woods). Then I started thinking about the free resources that are available; many illustrators […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Mermaids

Welcome to this week’s Fantastic Fiction for Kids, which today is brought to us courtesy of Cathy James of NurtureStore. Cathy is a mother of two girls aged 3 and 7, and her blog is utterly wonderful – dedicated to giving children the best start in life by nurturing them through play. The blog is […]

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