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Gardening, Sustainability and Literature for Children

By Megan Daley | Mar 8, 2016
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Today we combined with our sister school and all of Year Two enjoyed ‘Gardening and Sustainability Day’. We ran three rotations focusing on worm farming and composting, growing from seeds and cuttings, and…

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100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability

By Megan Daley | May 1, 2015
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There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around them and learn about how to…

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Environment Award for Children’s Literature

By Megan Daley | Aug 14, 2019
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Few would argue that environmental concerns, sustainable living and the disconnect children of today have with nature are issues we need to address at individual, family and community level.  Books are one…

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Review of ‘Baby Business’

By Megan Daley | Jun 17, 2019
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‘Baby Business’ tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing — it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. Click…

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Review of ‘The Eco Rangers’ series by Candice Lemon-Scott

By Megan Daley | May 27, 2019
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Looking for some books to spark an interest in environmental issues and activism in young readers? The new ‘Eco Rangers’ series does just that, and I have suggestions for some other similar…

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Children’s Books Daily in Bali

By Megan Daley | Dec 13, 2018
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If you are looking for a post about top tips for Bali holidays, this is not the blog post for you. I do books remember? If however, you would like to know…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Puffin the Architect’

By Megan Daley | Dec 10, 2018
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Title: Puffin the Architect Author/Illustrator: Kimberly Andrews Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Themes: animals, homes, animal homes, architecture, professions, STEAM, STEM, design, family Click on title links or cover image to purchase. There is so much to…

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The Ultimate List of ALL.THE.LISTS this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Dec 6, 2018

Over the last few weeks we’ve been publishing ALL.THE.LISTS for Christmas book buying. To help you find what you’re after here is ONE list with all those lists in one place. There…

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Top Ten Blog Reads this Month

By Megan Daley | Oct 18, 2018
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It’s getting to the time of year when I start to reflect a little on this blog and what content has connected with you as readers. I very rarely look at my…

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Ten *NEW* Must Have Information Books

By Megan Daley | Sep 19, 2018
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I’m a big fan of encouraging the reading of non-fiction texts, it’s an entirely different reading experience and skill set and one that I don’t think we encourage enough in our young…

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Review of ‘A Boat of Stars’

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2018
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Title: ‘A Boat of Stars: New Poems to Inspire and Enchant’ Editors: Margaret Connolly and Natalie Jane Prior Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: babies – middle primary Themes: poetry, rhyme, language, anthology,…

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The Books and the Bees

By Megan Daley | Dec 12, 2016
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It’s been a big month for my lovely little Earth Angels at school! Earth Angels is our sustainability group in the Junior School and each year we focus on issues of environmental…

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Book People: Megan Forward

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2016
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‘A Patch From Scratch’ is everything I’ve been looking for in a gardening/sustainability book for years now. Aimed at young children 4+ (and I’ve happily read it to every year level from…

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Book People: Emma Quay

By Megan Daley | Dec 1, 2015
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I have loved the work of Emma Quay ever since ‘Bear and Chook’ (written by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Emma Quay) first landed in my library. It was pretty much love at…

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Slow Communication Station

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2015
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Our Junior School Library has a makerspace zone, and we incorporate high tech and low tech makerspace ideas into our library planning and teaching – you can read more about this here and…

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Slow Communication: Snail Mail

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2015
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Slow Communication: Snail Mail I am an out and out social media lover and my phone bings and dings at me day and night with emails from five different accounts. It would…

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Graphic Novels and Comic Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 8, 2015
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Graphic Novels and Comic Books One of the first blogs I ever read was Picklebums, written by the lovely Kate Pickle. It’s a quirky, gentle, soul soothing collection of family tales, educational ideas,…

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Writing and Creating Space

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2015
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(a post in which I rave about a desk – oh yes I do) Both my children are ‘creators’ – of mess mostly, but also of art, stories, Lego cities and…mess. They…

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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2015
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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’ Written by Jill Lever. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Publisher: Penguin Group Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: garden worms, karate, confidence, defence…

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Book People: Rebecca Johnson

By Megan Daley | Jun 28, 2015
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Book People: Rebecca Johnson I feel like I’ve known Rebecca for the longest time and I cannot believe I’ve not featured her sooner in one of my Book People posts! She was…

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