Playing by the book

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

Why I’ve spent the Christmas holidays reading all about genetics

Ever since my young teenage years, watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures has been an important seasonal tradition. A short series of informative and entertaining talks on a single scientific topic, aimed at a general audience (though with a focus on young people), these lectures have been held every year since 1825 (with the exception […]

Three cheers for Rosie Revere!

The last couple of weeks on the blog have really reminded me how books can take you everywhere and anywhere. From “pink” books, to the Holocaust, to environmental campaigning, I do love the journey my blog takes me on. Today’s roving brings us to contemplate engineering and what constitutes failure, with Rosie Revere, Engineer by […]

I’m looking for a book about… inventors and inventions

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I encourage anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become a […]

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