Upper Primary

Book People: Ananda Braxton-Smith

By Megan Daley | Aug 27, 2014
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I have read and very much enjoyed Ananda Braxton-Smiths young adult series, ‘The Secrets of Carrick’. I do so love it when an accomplished YA writers turns their talent to our younger…

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Book People: David Mackintosh

By Megan Daley | Aug 20, 2014
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I have loved the work of David Mackintosh for the longest time and I am so excited to be featuring him here today – I rather loved what he said about his ‘typical…

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Top 20 Picture Books for ANZAC Day

By Megan Daley | Apr 23, 2014
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25th April is ANZAC Day, a day to honour Australian and New Zealanders who have served their countries with such bravery. One of the most effective ways to ensure our children understand…

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Australian Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Sep 9, 2013
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Australian Children’s Classics Publisher: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Australia Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. So begins…

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Review of ‘Wonder’

By Megan Daley | Apr 15, 2013
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Title: ‘Wonder’ Author: R. J. Palacio Publisher: Random House Age Range: Upper primary – Adult (parents/guardians/teachers please be aware of subject matter and decide on age appropriateness for your child) Themes:  difference, friendship, family,…

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Review of ‘Found: The Art of Recycling’

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2013
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Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both…

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Review of ‘Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline’

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2013
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Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both really should not have been…

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Review of ‘Pennies for Hitler’

By Megan Daley | Mar 21, 2013
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Welcome guest reviewer – Jackie Child! Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she…

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Review of ‘Louis Beside Himself’

By Megan Daley | Mar 18, 2013
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Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she runs, hops, skips, jumps…

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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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Review of ‘Eric Vale, Epic Fail’

By Megan Daley | Nov 5, 2012
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Title: ‘Eric Vale, Epic Fail’ Author: Michael Gerard Bauer Illustrator: Joe Bauer Age Range: Middle Primary Themes: school, nicknames, friendships, resilience, journal writing, writing, humour Many years ago I was a bridesmaid…

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