Babies

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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Easter Books + Gifts

By Megan Daley | Apr 7, 2019
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I asked on Facebook earlier this week if it was just me that gifted books, new PJ’s and eggs for Easter. I’ve always done it, my family gifted me the same and…

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist

By Megan Daley | Mar 28, 2019
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Tis here! The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist was announced this week and of course it has ruffled some feathers and made some book creators weep…

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Best Book Gifts for Babies

By Megan Daley | Nov 15, 2018
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Babies will start to show interest in books earlier than you may think. They will reach for and explore board books and bath books as soon as they can reach for a…

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Review of ‘Finn’s Feather’

By Megan Daley | May 3, 2018
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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time, having read it in manuscript form some time ago and having followed Rachel Noble’s own journey with grief since…

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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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Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2013
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Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you…

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Review of the ‘That’s Not My…’ Series

By Megan Daley | Mar 11, 2013
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I’m sure there is not a parent who does not know these books. I resisted them for so long as I’m usually not a fan of books which seem churned out one…

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Hear My Voice: Why We Must Sing to Our Children

By Megan Daley | Jan 30, 2013
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I have asked the musically gifted Jen Teh to write a series on music, song and language in our children’s lives. Singing and reading are all important in language development and so…

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Top 10 Children’s Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk

By Megan Daley | Jan 18, 2013
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Well this wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do…a post about children’s books on the topic of toilet training. The lovely Karen, who has a cute as a button daughter, asked me…

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Preparing for a New Sibling with Books

By Megan Daley | Nov 22, 2012
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Over the years many people have asked me about what books to read to a firstborn when a brother or sister is on the way. The books below are ones that I…

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Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’

By Megan Daley | Oct 18, 2012
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Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorise this post (and I do so…

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Book Gifts for Toddlers

By Megan Daley | Oct 15, 2012
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Book Gifts for Toddlers

Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how a…

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Top 20 Gift Books for Babies

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2012
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  Every so often I do an order with Booktopia or Amazon for some of the following titles, which are my all-time favourites as book gifts for babies. I like to have a collection…

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