Playing by the book

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

Promoting social justice – which children’s books do a good job of this?

On Saturday, the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) announced the winner of the inaugural Little Rebels Children’s Book Award: Sarah Garland for her book, Azzi In Between. Using a graphic novel format, Azzi In Between tells the powerful story of a family forced to flee their homeland and settle in a strange and unfamiliar country. […]

What book would you gift to whom?

Is there anything more generous than giving someone a book? In doing so you are not only giving them, if not the world, then certainly a world, even a universe. Bundled up with the book comes the wish for enjoyment, escapism, and perhaps knowledge and understanding of one sort of the other. And if it’s […]

Forget books today, some children need water

Today a group of UK aid agencies has launched a joint fund-raising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected by severe drought in East Africa. The drought is the worst in East Africa for 60 years and the UN described it as a “humanitarian emergency”. The DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal will support […]

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