Playing by the book

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

Cakes in space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Imagine packing up your home, leaving Earth and setting out to travel across space to colonise a new planet. The journey will take so long you’ll be put into a cryptobiotic state. But there is absolutely nothing to fear: You’re on sleek new spaceship, looked after by a team of well-programmed robots, and everything has […]

“A book, too, can be a star…

…a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” I recently read this quote from Madeleine L’Engle and thought it was just perfect for a fascinating book we’ve been reading this week about astronomy The Story of Astronomy and Space by Louie Stowell and Peter Allen. Before launching in to a […]

How the world works…

In my mini series reviewing the books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011 next up is How The World Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young A pop-up book covering a wealth of ground, How The World Works is a tremendous introduction to topics as diverse as the solar system, evolution, […]

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