Playing by the book

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

What book would you gift to whom?

Is there anything more generous than giving someone a book? In doing so you are not only giving them, if not the world, then certainly a world, even a universe. Bundled up with the book comes the wish for enjoyment, escapism, and perhaps knowledge and understanding of one sort of the other. And if it’s […]

Children’s books about War and Conflict

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the current exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children (part 1, part 2). The final section of the exhibition is dedicated to a library of books for children about war and conflict and I am now able to share […]

How to explore war with children? Part 2

Continuing where I left off yesterday with my description and review of London’s Imperial War Museum‘s new exhibition, Once Upon a Wartime, the fourth section of the exhibition is dedicated to Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword, the story, based on true events, of a small band of Polish children who travel from Warsaw to Switzerland […]

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