Playing by the book

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

The Interactive art book plus 90+ publicly displayed masterpieces of art which feature in children’s books

Holidays are on the horizon and we’ll definitely be making the most of the full days to visit a few museums and art galleries. To get our eye in, we’ve recently been really enjoying The Interactive Art Book by Ron van der Meer and Frank Whitford. As you’ll see if you take a look at […]

60+ Children’s books featuring museum artefacts on public display around the world

This is a list of children’s books (including YA) which feature/are inspired by museum artefacts on public display around the world. The original idea for this list was to find books I could share with my kids and for us all then to be able to visit the museum/see the artefact in question. For this […]

Magritte, Midas and a magical book from Belgium

The Magical Life of Mr Renny by Leo Timmers (translated by Bill Nagelkerke) is a modern day take on the King Midas story, an exploration of the seductive power of stuff, but how what really matters at the end of the day is not what we own but rather the friendships we foster. Mr. Renny […]

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