Playing by the book

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

What goes on in my head

What Goes On in My Head? by Robert Winston is a tremendously entertaining children’s book about neuroscience and psychology and is the final book shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. Read this book and you’ll find answers to questions such as “Are brains actually necessary?”, “Why do we rub sore bits of […]

Using words to see images in the mind

Mole’s Sunrise By Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies, published just a few weeks ago, is the most recent picture book to find a home on our shelves. Vole has risen early to see the sun rise. His friend, Mole, is curious; he’s never seen the dawn but has heard it is very beautiful. So […]

Really brilliant science books for kids

Today I’m happy to once again be hosting the Nonfiction Monday roundup. Every Monday bloggers across the kidlitosphere celebrate the best of nonfiction books for kids by writing about this sometimes overlooked category of books. If you’ve a recent post about a nonfiction book for children please leave a link to it in the comments […]

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