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

By Megan Daley | Nov 12, 2018
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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 no surprises on this list for me…these are the books that are time and time again never on…

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Teacher Gifts

By Megan Daley | Nov 6, 2018
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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 does not need to be expensive, it just needs to be heartfelt. Teaching is exhausting and rewarding in…

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

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2018
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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 incredibly impressed by the work of this not for profit organisation and I’ve asked Lara to tell us…

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‘Raising Readers’ Cover Reveal

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2018
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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 is published by University of Qld Press. I feel in very safe hands with the team at UQP…

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Top Ten Blog Reads this Month

By Megan Daley | Oct 18, 2018
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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 Google analytics, mainly as I’m never sure what it all means, but when I do look at what…

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Summer School Music Program

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2018
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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 ‘giving up’ two weeks of her school holidays to participate in Summer School Music Program, run by Sound…

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80 Kids Books to Movie Adaptations

By Megan Daley | Sep 25, 2018
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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 outdoor activities, lots and lots of reading, some movies and a balance of days at home and days…

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Kid’s Online Writing Course

By Megan Daley | Sep 20, 2018
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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 be comfortable to recommend. Enter Allison Tait with her new Creative Writing Quest for Kids.  Allison Tait is…

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Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
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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 in part to my teacher librarian mother. I am so passionate about my role as a teacher librarian…

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Do You Read at the Breakfast Table?

By Megan Daley | Sep 11, 2018
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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 *my* library books, but in fact I’m quite an advocate for books and bowls of cereal being consumed…

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