Playing by the book

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

Summer Kidlit days out: A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell

Summer holidays are nearly upon us here in the UK and so I’ve compiled a set of places to visit with the family all of which have a children’s literature link. The 26 Characters exhibition at the Story Museum features photos of children’s authors and illustrators dressed up as their favourite book characters, and runs […]

Non-fiction books aren’t just about facts: 2 playful artist biographies which encourage self expression

In this day and age where there are fewer and fewer independent bookshops, some of the most exciting bricks-and-mortar places for discovering new children’s books are the shops in museums and art galleries. Whilst they may not carry a huge range of stock, they often have quirky, unusual books which would never make it to […]

Mi and Museum City: A curious and creative picture book debut

An exciting book about being observant, imaginative and open to the wonder and delight in even the smallest things, Mi and Museum City by Linda Sarah (@travelandsing) is an utterly charming and magical début which will be hitting bookshelves early in February. Life for Mi is boring and lonely. Although Mi’s hometown is packed with […]

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