Playing by the book

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

An interview with Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is many things. A zoologist, a writer, a singer, an ambassador, a past presenter of a children’s wildlife programme on TV. With over 30 books to her name, from an especially entertaining non-fiction series illustrated by Neal Layton, to novels, picture books, and poetry (the jewel in the crown that is A First […]

We have lift off

We Have Lift Off! by Sean Taylor and Hannah Shaw is a riotously funny take on a deadly serious issue; what we’re doing to destroy our planet and how, if at all, we can save it. Farmer Tanner’s land is polluted, the trees have all been chopped down, and the animals are crammed together into […]

‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot…’ – a guest post about environmental picture books

Following on from the round up on Monday of children’s books with a green theme, today I’m delighted to bring you a guest post from someone who has a particular interest in picture books with an environmental theme: Virginia Lowe, a colleague with whom I’ve enjoyed lots of helpful and interesting discussions online about all […]

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