Playing by the book

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

How to eat worms

We haven’t had a cold winter, and the garden already looks like spring, with bulbs bursting forth and the veg patch yearning for some digging. And so it was this week that Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss seemed like just the thing to get us in the mood for […]

Crocodiles just wanna have fun (with apologies to Cyndi Lauper)

Solomon Crocodile is the latest book from Kate Greenaway medal winner Catherine Rayner. Before going any further I should admit that I’m re-reading this book right now sighing with recognition; as a parent who just wants a little bit of piece and quiet, but with children rushing around thinking they’ve got the latest, greatest idea […]

Really brilliant science books for kids

Today I’m happy to once again be hosting the Nonfiction Monday roundup. Every Monday bloggers across the kidlitosphere celebrate the best of nonfiction books for kids by writing about this sometimes overlooked category of books. If you’ve a recent post about a nonfiction book for children please leave a link to it in the comments […]

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