Playing by the book

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

One way to launch a library! (or 4 ways to celebrate World Book Day)

If you were invited to design a school library launch, how would you go about it? What events would you want to facilitate? Who would you want to involve? These questions have been very much on my mind since the start of the year, for designing and delivering a school library launch is exactly what […]

What makes you happy?

My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson, translated by Julia Marshall is a great early chapter book about friendship, school and holding on to the good things in life, despite its ups and downs. Dani is probably the happiest person she knows. When she can’t sleep at night instead of counting sheep, […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire storytelling about starting school

Hooray, hooray! Today I’m welcoming back author/illustrator Clara Vulliamy, with this month’s mini-books to inspire children (young and old) to create their own stories! This month’s theme, to go with yesterday’s book review round up, is (starting) school! Clara and I hope that, armed with some great school themed books, crafts (from Maggy’s round up […]

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