Playing by the book

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

National Non-Fiction Day and the start of Picture Book Month

I’m celebrating twice over today! Here’s in the UK it is National Non-Fiction Day, an annual celebration, initiated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups which aims to celebrate all that is brilliant about non-fiction and show that it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure. Today is also the launch […]

2 new and exclusive minibooks from Clara Vulliamy to inspire seaside storytelling!

How wonderful it is to be welcoming back author/illustrator Clara Vulliamy with this month’s mini-books to inspire children (young and old) to create their own stories! This month’s theme, to go with yesterday’s book review round up, is the seaside. Clara and I hope that, armed with top book tips, crafts and our mini books, […]

I’m looking for a book about… the seaside

Welcome to “I’m looking for a book about….”, the topic-themed monthly carnival of children’s literature. Every month I’ll be encouraging anyone who likes to review books for children (of any age) to leave links to their reviews of books that match the given month’s theme. The idea is that over time, this carnival will become […]

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