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Inspiration for Story Seekers – Zoe Toft from ‘Playing by the book’

As I think more and more about making Story Seekers a reality, I’m finding it very useful to look at those who are already doing similar things and from whom I can learn so much.  Thus, I’m so pleased to have the second interview in my ‘inspiration’ series here on the blog today. I first […]

‘HOORAY FOR BREAD’, by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman

‘Hooray for Bread‘, by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman (published by Walker) Everyone here has been very excited about the publication of this book.  Both my husband and C and H are complete and utter bread monsters (and I’m partial to the odd bun every so often as well) and so the fact that […]


Just over a week ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, London.  I’d been hoping to go for the first time with the boys over the summer, but got waylaid by picnics and scooter practises in the park (just re-read that and realised it sounds as though we […]

Just a quick post…

Just a quick post, to mention a great competition that is going on over on another blog I follow avidly. ‘Playing by the book’ (www.playingbythebook.net) is a great source of children’s book reviews, but it’s more than that…  There are a whole range of ideas to encourage both parents and children to get more involved […]