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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 book is here – if you are an early childhood teacher or parent of young ones – get it! I…

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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 little about themselves.  These are the people that start our children or students on their journey as lifelong…

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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 and literature festivals. Through being involved in The Children’s Book Council of Australia I have become great friends…

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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’ve asked the lovely Dr Amy Daley to give us some tips on preparing children for a visit to the dentist with books and some reassuring words. Thank you Dr Daley! Tell a friend that you are visiting the dentist and some may cringe…okay maybe a…

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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 way to make a huge mess and ensure you’ll end up frazzled…but enough of that. Today we’re making…

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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 to be the arm she writes with so drawing and writing is off the cards too. Here she…

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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 that the printed word is dead in my house. The printed word is always going to be alive…

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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 members such as Al Gore, Annette Bening, Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander and Betty White. If your school blocks…

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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 hone my storytelling skills I might be unstoppable. So for me it’s books. But storytelling is a great…

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