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By Megan Daley | May 15, 2019

GET ON THE LIST! Sign up for our newsletter for reviews, tips and other bookish news!

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club: Reading for the Future

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2020
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17 Goals for People, for Planet As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Member states developed the Sustainable Development Goals as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect…

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Book Week 2019: Reading is My Secret Power

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2019
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Term Three is always a wonderful celebration of Australian children’s literature in schools, early education centres, libraries and bookstores around the country. The theme for CBCA Book Week 2019 is ‘Reading is…

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Kid’s Online Writing Course

By Megan Daley | Sep 20, 2018
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I’m regularly asked by parents where their creative kids can access writing or illustrating courses and while I know of a few locally, I’ve not yet found one online that I would…

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Do You Read at the Breakfast Table?

By Megan Daley | Sep 11, 2018
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Do you let your kids read at the breakfast table? Do you read at the table? As a librarian, you’d probably expect that I’m not a fan of kids having cereal near…

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Book Week 2018: Find Your Treasure

By Megan Daley | Jul 26, 2018
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Tonight I will be presenting a webinar for Eduwebinar with lots of ideas for Book Week 2018. My notes from this event are below and may be of help in your own…

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The Book Gender Debate (by Jacqueline Harvey)

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2018
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This week I was so fortunate to host Jacqueline Harvey at school and, as on previous visits, she captivated students and staff alike with her enthusiasm, wit and wisdom. If you ever…

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Book People: Judith Ridge

By Megan Daley | Nov 27, 2016
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‘The Book that Made Me’ has been my constant breakfast companion for some months now. I like nothing more than taking ten minutes to read over breakfast and it’s always a non-fiction…

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Review of ‘The Sidekicks’

By Megan Daley | Feb 26, 2016
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Yesterday I spoke to Will Kostakis and you can read that interview here. His latest novel, The Sidekicks is out MONDAY and I’m incredibly fortunate to have already read it – you…

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Review of ‘Sad, the Dog’

By Megan Daley | Oct 8, 2015
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Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood – middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness.…

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Book Week 2015: Books Light Up Our World

By Megan Daley | Aug 24, 2015
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Book Week 2015: Books Light Up Our World Happy Book Week readers! The 2015 Children’s Book Week theme is ‘Books Light up our World’ – fabulous opportunities to talk with our young…

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Raising a Reader

By Megan Daley | Nov 29, 2014
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Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author…

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YA Fiction for Boys: Part One

By Megan Daley | Nov 25, 2013
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YA Fiction for Boys: Part One Review of ‘Living with Jackie Chan’ My go to girl for YA is ALWAYS Trish Buckley. Her knowledge of YA fiction, both Australian and International is…

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Book People: Kate Knapp

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2013

Book People: Kate Knapp I have long adored the work of artist Kate Knapp (still coveting the chook picture) and I was so pleased when she wrote and illustrated her first children’s…

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Review of ‘Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris’

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2013
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Review of ‘Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris’ I’ve long admired the work of Kate Knapp and have many of her little Twigseed creations. A good friend of mine owns a Kate…

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Top Ten Pirate Books!

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2013
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Top Ten Pirate Books! Our house seems to be overflowing with pirate books at the moment.  Pud ‘helped’ me one day when I was working at the StoryArts Festival. I ‘paid’ her…

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Review of ‘Emmy’s Eczema’

By Megan Daley | Oct 22, 2013
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Review of ‘Emmy’s Eczema’ (and ‘Dachy’s Deaf’, ‘Rex’s Specs’ and ‘Steggie’s Stammer’) Written and illustrated by Jack Hughes Publisher: Wayland Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes:  eczema, difference, medical conditions, friends, care…

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Audio Stories

By Megan Daley | Oct 14, 2013
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Audio Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is…

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Book People: Paul Collins

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2013
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Book People: Paul Collins I’m rather excited to be able to share with you today a glimpse into the life of author and publisher, Paul Collins. Paul has ‘around 150 books’ (his…

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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches

By Megan Daley | Apr 23, 2013
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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches We were incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Narelle Oliver’s latest book, ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’. My review of the…

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