Playing by the book

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

Waffle Hearts: a brilliant and big hearted new book from Norway

On Monday Waffle Hearts by Maria Parr swept me off my feet. I read it in a single sitting late at night, and on Tuesday, I dropped everything and read the entire novel to the kids, over breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t know that I’ve ever read a novel twice in under 24 hours, […]

Put yourself in the shoes of your child learning to read

If you read this blog, it’s likely that you’re interested in supporting children in developing a life-long love of books and reading. We often talk about the importance of reading lots with our children, listening to them read, helping them find books they adore, but when do we stop to remind ourselves of what it […]

More Norwegian (Picture) Books

Before setting out on our journey Reading Round Europe the only children’s fiction I had read from Norway was Jostein Gaarder‘s Sophie’s World, and that was about 15 years ago so researching this leg of our adventure involved lots of new discoveries for me. Here’s what I found, a mixture of books about Norway and […]

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