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As you may know I won the Waterstones’ terrifyingly short story competition and one of the prizes was a visit from an author to come to your school. Now this author happened to be Dave Shelton. I had such a great time and so did my year. We went to groups of 5s and 4s and wrote terrifyingly short stories! I think the boys in my year especially enjoyed this visit because a lot of them are into ghost stories and horror stories, as boys my age tend to be. It was nice to see boys keen to try and read Dave Shelton’s story. I don’t think I’ve ever seen  boys so keen to read and write. The teachers were happy with me because I won this competition. My whole year had good time and wrote what I think were some terrifyingly short stories!



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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