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A word of thanks

I’d like to thank Zoe at Playing by the Book for her link to this wonderful programme by Michael Morpurgo on whether synthetic phonics work when teaching children how to read:

It’s a fascinating listen if you have the time.



Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

2 thoughts on “A word of thanks

  1. Back again… are you on twitter? I’d like to get in touch about sg but am not sure of best way to do it. If you’re on twitter I’m @playbythebook (apologies if we’ve already tweeted and I haven’t put 2 and 2 together), or zoe dot toft at kuvik dot net


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