Playing by the book

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

Norwegian Wood(s)

The second Norwegian picture book for our Reading Round Europe adventure is The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen (born and raised in Norway, but now living in the US), illustrated by Mary Azarian. Based on a true story from 13th century Norway, The Race of the Birkebeiners tells how a small band of […]

What can happen if you venture into a painting?

Our first Norwegian picture book for our Reading Round Europe adventure is Anna’s Art Adventure by Bjørn Sortland, illustrated by Lars Elling. Anna has been taken by her uncle to his place of work, an art museum. From her body language you sense that she is a reluctant visitor to the galleries and despite her […]

Kidlit destinations in Norway

World children’s literature seems to be all the rage at the moment – in just the last couple of weeks I’ve discovered two great challenges which focus on reading children’s books from all over the globe. Paper Tigers is hosting a Reading the World Challenge whilst Book Dads have their own Read Around the World […]

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