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Recommending books, by Holly

I have a friend who doesn’t really like reading and I managed to find a book  she really likes. If you want to recommend a book to someone who doesn’t really like reading this what you have to do.

  • ask them what kind of movies they like
  • then find a book that is like what they said they like in a movie
  • show them a selection of books
  • let them choose one
  • then lend them the book and see if they like it

So now you know how to recommend a book.

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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

2 thoughts on “Recommending books, by Holly

  1. Good suggestions, Holly. I used to suggest the ‘ten page test’ too. Read just the first 10 pages and see if the book appeals to you. If it does, go for it. If not, then try another.
    Good luck in your mission! 🙂


    1. Ah, that’s a good one too. I am in the middle of a book at the moment that I really don’t like but keep plodding away at. I doubt I will go much further … or else I will skim read most of it. It’s always such a shame isn’t it when you just can’t get on with a book?


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