Playing by the book

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

Simply put: A book you must read

I’ve been trying to review one particular book since December, and I keep failing. Today’s post is bound to be yet another failure, for I find it hard to be clinical and cool-headed about the book in question. But the time’s come. I shall beat about the bush no more. The Snow Merchant by Sam […]

Gifts from Book Illustrators – Kate Slater

In the run up to Christmas I thought I’d take a moment each week to highlight gifts you could get your family (or yourself) made by children’s book illustrators and authors. Many illustrators offer their work directly for sale and it’s a great way to support book artists and get yourself something beautiful that will […]

Celebrating Children’s Book Week – Oceans and Seas

Here’s the last lot of session plans for our day off-timetable as part of Children’s Book Week next week. These sessions are for year 2 studens (6-7 year olds) and are based on their current topic “Oceans and Seas”. Session 1 Book: The fantastic undersea life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino Follow up book: […]

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