Playing by the book

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

Which book character would you like to bring to life?

Having watched Eleanor’s secret (which, don’t forget you can win a copy of here) I got to thinking about other films which are about reading, the power of stories and/or storybook characters coming to life. With the help of friends on Twitter I came up with this list: Inkheart The Neverending Story Stanley and Iris […]

Fantastic Fiction for Kids – Frogs, princesses and princes

Today’s Fantastic Fiction for Kids post comes from Janelle at Brimful Curiosities. Janelle’s blog features reviews and posts on children’s books, music, educational products, toys and more. Every week I make a point of going through her “Full to the Brim” Kid’s Book Giveaway List – a round up of kidlit giveaways all over the […]

Not last night but the night before…

…”three black cats came knocking at the door./ I came downstairs to let them in,/ They knocked me down like a bowling pin.” You can imagine how the little boy narrating this story (by Colin McNaughton, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark) was a little surprised by these madcap cats as they rushed through his front […]

« go backkeep looking »
  • Coming soon – new adventures

  • Categories