Playing by the book

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

Snowflakes, Seedheads and CBeebies

Although the temperature has dropped markedly here this week, there’s no snow on the horizon. Yet. Nevertheless I wanted to share Snowflakes with you right now, a début picture book by Cerrie Burnell (a CBeebies – children’s TV – presenter), illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. We’ve had fun with this book and I’m hoping you […]

Refugee Week: Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland

Today sees the start of Refugee Week, a UK-wide programme of cultural and educational events that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. My contribution will be a week-long series looking at children’s books about refugees, and exploring children’s authors and illustrators who were themselves […]

If you love someone… you have to let them leave you

If you don’t already know the wickedly funny, heart-warming, deliciously illustrated Pettson and Findus books by Sven Nordqvist, please STOP READING this blog post and get on your online library catalogue or down to your local bookshop and Rectify This Situation Immediately. This is for your own good. Don’t waste time on my words, just […]

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