Playing by the book

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

Pigs and picnics, tales and tails

Today’s Picture Book Month theme is PIGS and I have two books I think you’ll enjoy Florentine and Pig Have a very Lovely Picnic by Eva Katzler, illustrated by Jess Mikhail with recipes and crafts by Laura and Jess Tilli is one half story book, one half recipe book. It’s about two best friends (one […]

Kids’ Classics and Cream Cakes

How do you define a “classic”? Does it have to be an old book? Is it one that remains fresh and meaningful despite the passage of years? We can all point to books we’d call classics, but is there a set of common characteristics? I’ve definitely been mulling these questions over recently (with help from […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Independence

Although it’s been a while since we had a Fantastic Fiction for Kids post I’m thrilled this week to be able to bring you another post in the series all about brilliant picture books which share a common theme, which this week is independence. Today’s contributor is Stephanie Burgis. Stephanie was born in the US […]

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