Playing by the book

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

For when you need a pink princess story where they all live happily ever after

Autumn has arrived here, and with it, a beautifully illustrated book to take on our blackberry foraging: Lily the little Princess by Daniela Drescher. Lily lives an idyllic life, playing with animal friends amongst flowers and nature’s bounty, in her magical kingdom behind a hedge (a hedge just like those where we’ve been picking blackberries). […]

How the world works…

In my mini series reviewing the books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011 next up is How The World Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young A pop-up book covering a wealth of ground, How The World Works is a tremendous introduction to topics as diverse as the solar system, evolution, […]

A day on the buses and books for baby

Do you know anyone who’s expecting a baby soon? If the answer is yes, then forego another babygro and give the new baby a book – baby and parents will get much more enjoyment out of the gift, and it may even stay with them their whole life But what book to give? Peepo! and […]

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