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Audio Stories

By Megan Daley | Oct 14, 2013
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Audio Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is a multi-sensory experience – vision, touch, hearing and even smell (but probably not taste!) are all employed when…

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Spineless Classics

By Megan Daley | Sep 10, 2013
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Spineless Classics I’ve spoken before about creating a print rich environment – surrounding your children with print in all forms. Well I’ve just added the most amazing print form to my library –  a Spineless Classic. I may be slightly overexcited.

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Father’s Day Gift Books

By Megan Daley | Aug 27, 2013
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Father’s Day Gift Books In Australia it is Father’s Day this Sunday. All celebrations in our house call for a new book, and for Father’s Day this year, it’s ‘What’s Dad Doing?’ which is new title from The National Library of Australia. There is a plethora of books out there…

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Book People: Geoffrey McSkimming

By Megan Daley | Aug 5, 2013

Book People: Geoffrey McSkimming In a previous job I worked at a boys school, and Geoffrey McSkimming’s ‘Cairo Jim’ books were never on the shelves. I now work at a girls school and whilst ‘Cairo Jim’ is popular, it is not at the fever pitched levels I had been used…

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Book People: Andy Griffiths

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Well this man obviously needs no introduction. Andy Griffiths is loved, loved, loved by young readers worldwide (and plenty of adults!) and in my humble opinion his books just keep getting better. I have particularly enjoyed his latest series with Terry Denton, the ‘Treehouse’ books. They are madness and brilliance…

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Book People: Andrew King

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Andrew King is relatively ‘new’ to the world of children’s literature – although of course he’s been writing for years! An engineer by day, Andrew is the creator of ‘Engibear’s Dream’ and I sent a copy of the book to a friend who has an engineering obsessed son and you…

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Book People: Alison Lloyd

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Ten Thing You Need to Know about Alison Lloyd 1. Tell us about your latest book Battle of the Jade Horse is the story of two boys in China’s far north-west. Bandits attack the Emperor’s officials. Friends Ren and Hu are pulled onto opposing sides of the battle. It’s a…

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Book People: Leonie Norrington

By Megan Daley | Jul 23, 2013
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Book People: Leonie Norrington I can’t remember anymore what I first loved about Leonie Norrington – her books or her appearances on gardening shows and seeing her passion for all things related to the Australian bush. A gardening expert, Australian bush advocate and a children’s author – that’s the complete…

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Book People: Anthony Eaton

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2013
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Book People: Anthony Eaton ‘Fireshadow’ (UQP) and ‘Into White Silence’ (Random House) are without a doubt two of my all-time favourite young adult novels. You can read my review of ‘Fireshadow’ here. Both novels kept me awake into the wee hours of the morning and both stories remained in my…

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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2013
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An Enid Blyton Faraway Tree Birthday Party Hey Bubbles is one of my favourite blogs for beautiful photography, kids craft ideas, excellent kids parties and food…oh the food! Anna also happens to be a good friend of my sister…so I can kind of/sort of claim her as my own friend…

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