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The Children’s Book Tree

If any of our wonderful followers in or near Oxford are interested, Blackwell’s is doing something rather lovely this year in their children’s department, in the run-up to Christmas. They have joined forces with The Children’s Society to run The Children’s Book Tree. All you  need to do is visit the tree in the shop, select a red gift tag and choose a book or related item that matches the description of what interests that particular child. After purchasing the item, the staff will wrap your present and get it ready to send on for Christmas. What a lovely idea for a truly meaningful Christmas present.

If you aren’t near Oxford, there may be similar activities going on in bookshops near you, so do keep an eye out for them.



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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