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Holly’s in the Oxford Mail!

Happy World Book Day, everyone!

Just as an add-on to yesterday’s World Book Day, Holly and her friends Seth and Neil are featured today in our local paper dressed as their World Book Day characters. You can read the article here.

The article is part of a special project I am working on called the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign. The aim is to help improve children’s literacy levels in Oxfordshire primary schools through a specialist reading intervention programme. The children who are specifically targeted on this are those in year 2 (aged 7) who struggle with reading. You can read more about it all on the special page: Oxfordshire Reading Campaign.

Have fun today, and please share your stories with us!



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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