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Book People: Susanne Gervay

By Megan Daley | May 28, 2013
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Book People: Susanne Gervay Susanne Gervay does children’s books which deal with tricky issues well. She writes with genuine kindness and care when dealing with issues such as cancer, blended families, refugees…

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Book People: Tania McCartney

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2013
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Book People: Tania McCartney I recently commented on one of Tania McCartney’s photos on Instagram.  It was a photo of her back garden full of gorgeous Autumn leaves. I said how much…

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Book People: Katrina Germein

By Megan Daley | May 13, 2013

Book People: Katrina Germein Katrina Germein is the author of what has been one of PudStar’s favourite books for nearly two years now – ‘Big Rain Coming’. The Chief Bedtime Reader (Dan)…

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Book People: Stephen Axelsen

By Megan Daley | May 2, 2013

Book People: Stephen Axelsen Warning: Stephen’s ‘Ten Things’ is going to make you smile, and possibly laugh at your screen. I first met Stephen at the StoryArts Festival Ipswich (the best children’s…

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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches

By Megan Daley | Apr 23, 2013
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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches We were incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Narelle Oliver’s latest book, ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’. My review of the…

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Book People: Illustrator Terry Whidborne

By Megan Daley | Mar 18, 2013
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Book People: Illustrator Terry Whidborne ‘Book People’ is a newish series for Children’s Books Daily. I’ve contacted some of my favourite authors, illustrators and publishers and invited them to tell us a…

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Book People: Nick Earls

By Megan Daley | Feb 27, 2013
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Book People: Nick Earls Some people idolise movie stars. Me? I idolise the creators of children’s and YA books. I stalk them online (in a nice way) and I attend too many book launches…

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Preparing Children for a Dental Visit

By Megan Daley | Feb 25, 2013
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Preparing Children for a Dental Visit I really should have written this post BEFORE I took PudStar to the dentist. The dentist and I felt somewhat traumatised after the examination…and unfortunately for the dentist…

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Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking

By Megan Daley | Jan 8, 2013
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Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking 

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Christmas Playdough – Holiday Reading Activities

By Megan Daley | Dec 12, 2012
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Yesterday I talked about Christmas cooking and reading. Cooking with children is really such a great way to encourage reading, and develop mathematical skills at the same time. It’s also a great…

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Christmas Reading Tent

By Megan Daley | Dec 4, 2012
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PudStar broke her arm last week following an incident with a NYC snow dome. Perfect timing…just in time for summer swimming and lots of parties involving jumping castles! Unfortunately it also happens…

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Christmas Cards for Readers

By Megan Daley | Nov 20, 2012
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Christmas Cards Christmas Cards…do you do them or not? I’ve done one for as long as I can remember and I’m too scared to stop doing them lest I send the message…

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Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2012
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Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight Oh I found a good site today! The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has produced some stunning children’s book story readings (screened on YouTube) using SAG…

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Story Starters – Story Stones

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2012
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I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I were to…

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Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2012
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Books Inspire Action: Fairy Gardens There has been much talk of dinosaur play and dinosaur books on here of late. So to balance that out…now for some fairies!

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Creating a Print Rich Environment

By Megan Daley | Nov 2, 2012
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Creating a Print Rich Environment As you may have guessed – we have a home filled with books. But I also try to create a print rich environment in other ways. A…

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Numeracy in the Kitchen

By Megan Daley | Oct 31, 2012
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Numeracy in the Kitchen Please welcome guest blogger Claire Howden. Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician. I have talked to Claire many times about how I don’t want PudStar to be counting on her…

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Books Inspire Action: Land of the Dinosaurs!

By Megan Daley | Oct 22, 2012
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Land of the Dinosaurs!

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Reading in the Great Outdoors

By Megan Daley | Oct 21, 2012
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Reading in the Great Outdoors Reading doesn’t have to be just an indoor activity. We have an IKEA tent on our front deck that is the ‘Reading Tent’ and PudStar loves being locked…

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Book Storage in the Bedroom

By Megan Daley | Oct 21, 2012
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Book Storage in the Bedroom My girls have lots of books; it comes with having a teacher librarian for a mother and a teacher librarian for a nonna. I regularly sort through…

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