Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's 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. This has now become not only my own blog but also the official reading and library blog for the Oxford primary school where I am lucky enough to work - St Michael's CE Primary School, where reading is not only encouraged but celebrated.
A little about me - I graduated two years ago with a Merit in my MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton. I am a writer of books and short stories for both adults and children, and was recently shortlisted for a novel-writing competition with Trapeze Books, part of the Orion Group. I also won a short story competition, run by the Touring Consortium Theatre Group alongside their production of A Tale of Two Cities. When I'm not writing, I work as a part-time primary school librarian here in Oxford and as an English Literature tutor.
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!