Young Adult

Jazzy Reviews: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

By Megan Daley | Jul 16, 2018
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I was so hoping that Jazzy might review, ‘Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow’! I absolutely LOVED it but wanted the opinion of an actual teen reader – enter Jazzy of Jazzy’s Bookshelf.…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Wonder of Us’

By Megan Daley | May 3, 2018
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‘The Wonder of Us’  by Kim Culbertson appeals to me as I love and adore realistic fiction and YA is my happy place. I’ve got this one to read on my girls…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Missing’ by Sue Whiting

By Megan Daley | Feb 28, 2018
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I’m buckling under the weight of a million questions. Did she walk along here? Did the people in the shops and on the street see her? Speak to her on her last…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘How to Hang a Witch’

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2018
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy!   People recoil from me as I navigate the hallway. Not the freshmen so much –…

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Review of ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio

By Megan Daley | Jan 14, 2018
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Jazzy from Jazzy’s Bookshelf has been a long time reviewer for me and I always smile when I see one of her emails and reviews pop up my inbox. At twelve years…

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Review of ‘Because of You’

By Megan Daley | Aug 29, 2017
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Title: ‘Because of You’ Author: Pip Harry Publisher: UQP Age Range: 15+ Themes: homelessness, belonging, hope, stereotypes, identity, friendship, addiction, alcoholism, community service, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. Click on title links or cover…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Akarnae’

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2017
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A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of ‘Akarnae’, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see…

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Review of ‘The Fall’

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2017
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Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as ‘an avid fan’ of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her ‘mind was blown’ by Tristan’s novel…

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Review of ‘We Are Okay’

By Megan Daley | Jun 26, 2017
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Book review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour - for older teens

Thoughtful, trustworthy book reviews are the backbone of Children’s Books Daily and TMB is working hard to keep them coming for you! Today, Trisha Buckley from Trish Talks Text, who Megan describes…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I’m very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them,…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Flyaway Girls’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind…

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Review of ‘Girl in Pieces’

By Megan Daley | Oct 29, 2016
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Title: ‘Girl in Pieces’ Author: Kathleen Glasgow Cover Design: Allison Colpoys Publisher: Harper Collins Themes: self-half, PTSD; suicide; depression; anxiety;mental health; addiction; alcoholism; drug addiction; therapy; recovery; family; friends; community.Age Range: Young…

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Transgender Books for Younger Readers

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2016
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Look,I sometimes feel that I use Trish Buckley’s reviewing expertise purely for the ‘tricky’ books, the books I just don’t know what to do with or what to say about, but love…

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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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Australian Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Oct 7, 2014
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Publisher: 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 each of the re-released Australian children’s classics:…

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Book People: Ambelin Kwaymullina

By Megan Daley | Dec 11, 2013
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Today I am featuring someone I have admired for some time now…ever since I first clapped eyes on her picture book, ‘The Crow and the Waterhole’. Ambelin Kwaymullina comes from the Palyku people of the…

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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 ‘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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