Gender play is Child’s Play

Child's Play produce beautiful and inclusive books that celebrate diversity and tolerance. It's their thing and they excel at it. Here are three brilliant examples that I want to share. Mayday Mouse by Seb Braun 'When Captain Mouse sets sail on a bright, sunny day with a birthday present for her brother, little does she... Continue Reading →

Encountering dementia

More and more children are encountering dementia in their families and are learning to adapt their relationships to account for dementia's effects on their loved ones. Grandma by Jessica Shepherd (Child's Play) and Really and Truly by Emile Rivard and Anne-Claire Deslisle (Franklin Watts) explore a child's changing relationship with a grandparent who has developed... Continue Reading →

Noisy! Illustrated by Annie Kubler

This is a Child's Play book produced for Bookstart and one of the big hits at the Rainbow Library. The children love it! It is one of those brilliant books that has universal appeal. The youngest children pick it up and are able to look through it independently, it is a good sized board book... Continue Reading →

Rabbityness by Jo Empson

Rabbityness is an ideal book for introducing children to the theme of loss or bereavement in a gentle and subtle way, with the added bonus of being bright, modern and fun; a book that will really appeal to children. Rabbit loves to do rabbity things like hopping and twirling his whiskers but he also loves... Continue Reading →

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