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We’re in the Huffington Post!

A very quick entry – a longer one will follow suit shortly. But I just wanted to update you all on the fact that Holly and I are in the Huffington Post today!

As you may have read before, Holly wrote a response to Ruth Whippmann’s article on sexism in children’s books on this blog. We sent it to the HP editors, who liked it and asked for a longer viewpoint. You can read what we said here.

We’re over the moon (well, I am certainly – Holly is more interested in playing Mario and Sonic at the Summer Olympics on the Wii). Now we’re approved, we can contribute blogs regularly so watch this space…

Hope you’re all having an excellent weekend,

Holly and Sam



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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