Playing by the book

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

Stamps featuring books

Next week, The Royal Mail will be issuing a new set of stamps. Titled “Magical Realms“, the stamps feature various characters from myths and myth-like stories including the Narnia stories of CS Lewis, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and the Discworld of Sir Terry Pratchett. First class stamps feature Dumbledore and Voldemort from the Harry […]

Postcards and stamps for you!

Today sees a special set of stamps issued in the UK, part of a European wide project to issue stamps featuring children’s books throughout 2010. The UK contribution takes images of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne and uses them on stamps, which although unfortunately not available at most post offices (crazy, heh?), you […]

99 picture books about post / mail / letters

Spurred on by the International Postcard Swap for Families that we’re hosting here on Playing by the book, I thought I’d bring together a list of picture books which features sending and/or receiving post/mail, or writing letters. With the help of the generous community who make up the Child Lit email group at Rutgers I’ve […]

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