Playing by the book

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

Books which rock!

Today’s Picture Book Month theme is NATURE and so we’ve been looking at books about rocks. A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long is a surprising book, which will change the way you look at the stones quite possibly for ever. Instead of being something inert, Aston and Long make a […]

How the world works…

In my mini series reviewing the books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2011 next up is How The World Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young A pop-up book covering a wealth of ground, How The World Works is a tremendous introduction to topics as diverse as the solar system, evolution, […]


I know many kids go through a stage of being crazy about dinosaurs and yet, the passions that M has for these creatures continues to take me by surprise. She simply can’t get enough of them, whether they are plastic toys, pictures to colour in, songs to sing or fossils in a museum. So of […]

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