Playing by the book

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

Flying high with a yellow balloon

Iris on Books is one of my favourite blogs for reviews of fiction for adults. Iris tends to review classics and forgotten classics, books about and written by women, with a focus that I particularly like on world literature. For the month of June, Iris (who happens to be Dutch by birth but currently living […]

What makes a home?

Earlier this month Jutta Bauer received the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award at the at the international IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Interested to find out more about this German illustrator I tracked down one of the books she has illustrated – When We Lived in […]

A children’s literature tour of the UK – Part 2

Yesterday we started our children’s literature tour of the UK in Scotland and made our way as far south as Shakespeare’s home, Stratford upon Avon. Today our literary journey through the UK continues with us first hopping across to Belfast in Northern Ireland. CS Lewis was born in Belfast and there are several sites we’ll […]

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