Middle Primary

Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses

By Megan Daley | Nov 18, 2014
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There is something truly magical about ballet. To be able to float in layers of tulle and silk, across a stage, with seemingly effortless grace requires precision, strength and skill way beyond…

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Review of ‘The Treasure Box’

By Megan Daley | Feb 15, 2013
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Title: ‘The Treasure Box’ Author: Margaret Wild Illustrator: Freya Blackwood Publisher: Penguin Age Range: Middle Primary – adult Themes:  war, peace, lifetimes, resilience, hope, survival, literature, libraries, story. With a writer of the calibre…

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Children’s Books

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2013
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We have a good friend called Maya, whose family does a great job celebrating Chinese New Year and I’ve asked her to contribute some ideas to my ‘celebrating Chinese New Year’ list below.…

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Holiday Reading and Writing Journals

By Megan Daley | Dec 21, 2012
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Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from friends on…

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Review of ‘Today We Have No Plans’

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2012
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Title: ‘Today We Have No Plans’ Author: Jane Godwin Illustrator: Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down.…

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Review of ‘Little Blue’

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2012
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Little Blue and Berry Tea

Title: ‘Little Blue’ Author/Illustrator: Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood – Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literature Awards, Children’s Book Category, Children’s Book Council…

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