Playing by the book

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

The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets – a Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets written by Emily Bone, illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin is a first primer in astronomy, full of simply explained and rather beautifully illustrated facts about the Solar System, different types of stars and how they group together, and space exploration and observation. Four large flaps fold out (a […]

What makes you You? A Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

Each year the Royal Society awards a prize to the best book that communicates science to young people with the aim of inspiring young people to read about science. In the run up to the announcement of the winner of The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize in the middle of November, I’ll be reviewing […]

Dead or Alive? Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors

Dead or Alive? by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Sarah Horne is a book packed with oohs and aahs, eurghs and arghs. It is most definitely my kind of book. If you’re looking for a book that will get your kids curious, disgusted, delighted, amazed, and astonished all in the space of a few pages, it […]

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