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‘Raising Readers’: Five Weeks Until Publication

By Megan Daley | Feb 26, 2019
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This Tuesday marks 5 weeks until my book, ‘Raising Readers’ is officially out in the world. This realisation is exciting and terrifying in equal measure; somehow I have written a book, an…

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Stories in All Forms: Stories in Silver

By Megan Daley | Feb 21, 2019
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I love a local online jewellery store by the name of Oh My Giddy Aunt – this is…

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Literary Tour to Shanghai International Literary Festival

By Megan Daley | Jan 29, 2019
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‘Travelling Book Club’ week in Shanghai. Literature, inspiration, conversation, authentic cuisine and truly absorbing explorations of old and new China. This post is not sponsored in any way, I just had to…

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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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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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Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: The ONE Book I’m buying this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Nov 21, 2018
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Recently in the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group, Allison Tait asked members to name the one book they are definitely recommending or buying for a young reader this Christmas. BEHOLD! This…

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The 15 Most Popular Books in my Junior School Library in 2018

By Megan Daley | Nov 12, 2018
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Each year I do so enjoy looking at the stats on ‘most borrowed items’ from the Junior Library. Possibly this is a librarian thing, but I find it fascinating. There is absolutely…

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Teacher Gifts

By Megan Daley | Nov 6, 2018
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Good educators can set the path for your child’s future; they inspire, empower and guide our children alongside parents and they deserve an utterly genuine ‘THANK YOU’ for what they do. This thanks…

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The Global Literacy Challenge – There’s An App For That! Library For All

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2018
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I became aware of the fabulous work done by Library for All, through Dr Lara Cain Gray, who is their Senior Research Librarian and someone I admire very much. I have been so…

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Harry Potter

By Megan Daley | Oct 28, 2018
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Oh dear. Pottery Barn Kids have an entire range of ‘Harry Potter’ bed linen and bedroom decor and it.is.divine. PudStar had read most of the Harry Potter series with Dan, but she…

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‘Raising Readers’ Cover Reveal

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2018
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Oh goodness it starts to feel real when you have a cover! My book, ‘Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books’ is due in stores in April 2019 and…

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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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Summer School Music Program

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2018
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This is not a sponsored post and I have absolutely no affiliation with this organisation apart from thinking they are most excellent indeed.  This coming January will be Pud’s fourth year of…

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80 Kids Books to Movie Adaptations

By Megan Daley | Sep 25, 2018
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With the holidays upon us, it’s time to sort out activities to keep the small people entertained, and the coffee to keep you functioning. I aim for a mix of indoor and…

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Kid’s Online Writing Course

By Megan Daley | Sep 20, 2018
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I’m regularly asked by parents where their creative kids can access writing or illustrating courses and while I know of a few locally, I’ve not yet found one online that I would…

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Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
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I have been a teacher librarian for over fifteen years, a teacher for twenty years and have been involved in the children’s and YA book industry in Australia for even longer, thanks…

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Do You Read at the Breakfast Table?

By Megan Daley | Sep 11, 2018
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Do you let your kids read at the breakfast table? Do you read at the table? As a librarian, you’d probably expect that I’m not a fan of kids having cereal near…

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Bedrooms and Books at Seven

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2018
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ChickPea turned seven recently, and, as I do, I changed up her bedroom as part of her birthday present. I admit, the ‘birthday bedroom change-up’ has become a thing, maybe a beast…

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Jewellery Book Boxes

By Megan Daley | Aug 28, 2018
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It would be fair to say that I love a good book themed gift or twenty. My latest fav is these book jewellery boxes from Oh My Giddy Aunt (seen above). This…

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Book Party: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Megan Daley | Aug 16, 2018
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I have been buying Nightie Night Lane pyjamas for a few years now and, as happens when you buy from a small business, you chat via email with the owners and get…

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