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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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Book Week Costumes for Teachers

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2018
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As a young classroom teacher (those were the days!) I would spend months planning my Book Week costumes and they became more and more elaborate each year. As the full weight of…

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Book Week 2018: Find Your Treasure

By Megan Daley | Jul 26, 2018
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Tonight I will be presenting a webinar for Eduwebinar with lots of ideas for Book Week 2018. My notes from this event are below and may be of help in your own…

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Top 30 Book Week Costumes for ‘Find Your Treasure’

By Megan Daley | Jul 24, 2018
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I am a  Book Week tragic from way back. As a child I have vivid memories of planning my Book Week costumes with my teacher librarian mum (TL mum and daughter…apple doesn’t…

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The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2018
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that I have a propensity to change up our bedrooms a little too regularly. I’ve been doing this since I…

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Grief, Widowhood and Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 11, 2018
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Unsurprisingly, I’ve collected a large number of books on grief over the years. My brother died six years ago and my favourite Aunt died two weeks before Dan died. Sadly, I’m a…

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The Book Gender Debate (by Jacqueline Harvey)

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2018
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This week I was so fortunate to host Jacqueline Harvey at school and, as on previous visits, she captivated students and staff alike with her enthusiasm, wit and wisdom. If you ever…

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Mindfulness Resources for Kids

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2018
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I’m well aware that mindfulness is a buzzword and I’m generally not a fan of such things. However, my dad (AKA Geoff Dean) has been espousing the virtues of being mindful and…

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Yoga Books for Kids

By Megan Daley | Feb 21, 2018
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When I was first time around mother I did baby yoga for months on end and had long leisurely lunches with the ladies afterwards; those were the days (and they are long…

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The Dromkeen Librarians Award

By Megan Daley | Dec 4, 2017
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My mum and I whipped down to Melbourne this weekend. Poor mum…I’m always referring to her as ‘mum’ rather than ‘Robyn – teacher librarian in her own right and woman who taught…

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Native Stingless Bees and Bee Books

By Megan Daley | Nov 8, 2017
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It has been a very big week at school! Monday we had Elly Awesome (who was awesome and her book is here) and Tuesday we had Dr Tobias Smith from Bee Aware…

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Six Months of Grief

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2017
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Long post alert…and it’s not about books so click back one for books if that is more your thing. It sure is more mine than #grieftown. This week marks six months since…

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Top Twenty Magazines for Kids

By Megan Daley | Oct 13, 2017
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Each year around this time I publish a list of magazines for kids – good ones for aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents to gift to little people for Christmas. Magazines are the gift…

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Every Writer Needs an Office

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2017
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So. I’m writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this…but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It’s been…

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Book Week Costumes

By Megan Daley | Aug 20, 2017

If you’re a teacher librarian in a school, particularly a primary school, Book Week is will no doubt be one of your busiest weeks of the year. Last week was the turn…

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Coming to a bookshelf near you…

By Megan Daley | Jul 24, 2017
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The reading handbook by Children's Books Daily

Since the end of 2016, I’ve had an exciting project in the pipeline and early this year my name was signed on the dotted line of a publishing contract with UQP. I’ve…

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Book people: Belinda Murrell

By Megan Daley | Jul 5, 2017
Jacqueline Harvey meets Belinda Murrell to talk about Pippa's Island

For this week’s Book People post, we asked the fabulous Jacqueline Harvey to catch up with Belinda Murrell about her new series Pippa’s Island. Fortunately for us, they agreed! Take it away…

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Book Party: Alice in Wonderland

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2017
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In one of those really weird online/offline worlds collide moments…I ordered a gorgeous organic cotton nightie for Pud from online company Nightie Night Lane a few years ago and noted that one…

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