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Words for Life – Come rain or shine

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My new feature for Words for Life is out: literacy ideas for families, come rain or shine. And, if you’re in the UK, you just know it’s going to be rain! Well, at the rate we’ve been going at recently, anyway.


  • Beating the Forecasters
  • Vocabulary Booster
  • Film Reviewer Challenge
  • Mind-boggling board games…

and more. Check it out! Words for Life – Come rain or shine.

But if the sun does shine, you have my permission to run around like a mad thing…

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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

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