BOOK REVIEWS

  • AGE

  • GENRE

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

By Megan Daley | Nov 12, 2018
, ,

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…

READ MORE

Teacher Gifts

By Megan Daley | Nov 6, 2018
, , ,

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…

READ MORE

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

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2018
, , ,

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…

READ MORE

‘Raising Readers’ Cover Reveal

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2018
,

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…

READ MORE

Top Ten Blog Reads this Month

By Megan Daley | Oct 18, 2018
,

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…

READ MORE

Book People: Lorraine Marwood

By Megan Daley | Oct 8, 2018
, , , , , , ,

Lorraine Marwood is well known to many as an award winning poet and writer. Her novel ‘Star Jumps’ won the 2010 Prime Ministers Award for Children’s Fiction and is a poignant verse…

READ MORE

Summer School Music Program

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2018
, , , ,

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…

READ MORE

80 Kids Books to Movie Adaptations

By Megan Daley | Sep 25, 2018
, , , , , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Kid’s Online Writing Course

By Megan Daley | Sep 20, 2018
, , , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
, , , , , , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Do You Read at the Breakfast Table?

By Megan Daley | Sep 11, 2018
, , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Bedrooms and Books at Seven

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2018
, ,

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…

READ MORE

Jewellery Book Boxes

By Megan Daley | Aug 28, 2018
, , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Book Party: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Megan Daley | Aug 16, 2018
, , , ,

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…

READ MORE

Book Week Costumes for Teachers

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2018
, , ,

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…

READ MORE

Book Week 2018: Find Your Treasure

By Megan Daley | Jul 26, 2018
,

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…

READ MORE

Top 30 Book Week Costumes for ‘Find Your Treasure’

By Megan Daley | Jul 24, 2018
,

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…

READ MORE

The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2018
, ,

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…

READ MORE

Book People: Kirli Saunders

By Megan Daley | Jul 4, 2018
, , , , , , ,

‘The Incredible Freedom Machines’ is Kirli Saunders debut children’s book and you can read my full review of of this exceptional book here. I came across Kirli Saunders on the website of a…

READ MORE

Grief, Widowhood and Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 11, 2018
, , , ,

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…

READ MORE