Playing by the book

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

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz & Margaret Chamberlain & other knitting picture books

Indulge me: Have a quick brainstorm about picture books you know for young kids which explore what it feels like to be different? [Go on! Play the game!] . . . . . . . Of those you’ve come up with, how many are about emotions rather than physical characteristics? How many of them feature […]

What goes on in my head

What Goes On in My Head? by Robert Winston is a tremendously entertaining children’s book about neuroscience and psychology and is the final book shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. Read this book and you’ll find answers to questions such as “Are brains actually necessary?”, “Why do we rub sore bits of […]

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