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We’re 1 year old today!

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We logged into the site today to find a message to say we’ve been blogging for an entire year!

I can’t believe that it was a year ago that we decided to go live with this site.

In the last 12 months, we’ve had an amazing time. We’ve:

  • been fortunate to meet and interact an amazing community of bloggers, visitors and followers, many of whom have become friends
  • published more than 160 posts
  • read some fantastic books and been sent samples by kind authors and publishers
  • been featured in the Sunday Times and Saturday Telegraph
  • had a ball!

Holly and I will make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend over here in the UK to come up with a special post, but in the meantime, thank you to all our lovely visitors and followers. Without you we’d be talking to ourselves, and while we do that a lot at home, we prefer to interact with people online.

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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

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