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PROJECT PLAY BOOKS

Marlene Byrne

The five book covers from the Project Play series.

Project Play is a series of five books, written to inspire children to play backyard games that demand imagination and foster creativity. Through a series of stories featuring a group of active neighborhood kids, Project Play books teach children how to play each of these timeless games.

  • TREASURE HUNT

  • GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD

  • KICK THE CAN

  • JUST A BASEBALL GAME

  • FOLLOW THE LEADER

The stories guide parents and children, inspiring them to get back to basics and enjoy the joy and freedom of playing with friends. 

To read more about the Project Play movement, go to www.projectplaybooks.com. You'll find great information about children's creativity and learning as well as the rules for each of the games. 

Photo of Author Marlene Byrne sitting on her front porch.

Marlene Byrne

I grew up in the small town of Brillion, Wisconsin. And like many small towns, we played backyard games outside with our neighborhood friends. I wanted my children to understand the pure joy and freedom of playing these timeless games as they grew up, so I wrote the Project Play series.

As a writer, I focus on positive stories. Sharing these traditional games gives me an opportunity to inspire the next generation of "backyard play." The stories help get children back outside, away from technology, and help teach them the rules of each game. 

 

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