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Holly’s turning into a media chick

When I was Holly’s age, I was writing stories, reading stories and just hanging out and playing in the garden.

Holly, on the other hand, is spending her time in the media.

Today, she featured in two arenas.

The first was a mention on the Reading Agency’s website. They liked our review of the Summer Reading Challenge and asked if they could feature the blog post on their website. You can see it here.

Then, we were told that a news story appeared in our local paper, the Oxford Mail, about the Old Marston Library 50th birthday party we arranged. Holly had a picture in the paper, together with the library manager Maria Ilett and the son of our friends Neil Edmonds. You can see this article here.

I am glad to report that all this fame hasn’t gone to her head. She’s unfazed by it all and treats it as a normal occurrence. Well, perhaps it’s becoming that way!

More posts soon with reviews…







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 “Holly’s turning into a media chick

  1. Do keep a cuttings book! As a child I seemed to be photogenic and was spotted by photographers at events! My Mum kept all the cuttings (of all the family, not just me) including marriage announcements, births of our babies and it makes for wonderful family history reading. 🙂


    1. Thanks for the tip – we will definitely have to do this! I like something physical to look at to rather than a screen. I was saying to Holly today that we should get her a proper photo album so she can put pictures in to look at.


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