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Lockdown love! Bringing book joy to worn down friends

By Lana Hallowes | Jul 23, 2021
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Guest post. How are we all in lockdown (if you are in lockdown)? Everyone’s experience is so different, right? While for some it’s good, nice even, for others it can be very mentally eroding and testing. Like those of us trying to homeschool while also working, for instance … face…


5 things your child’s teacher librarian wants you to know

By Lana Hallowes | Jul 16, 2021
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Guest post. I don’t know about you, but I really haven’t the faintest idea of what happens in the six hours my kids are at school – five days a week. I mean, OF COURSE I know they are being educated and learning the stuff I did when I was…


Book Week Costumes for Educators

By Megan Daley | Jul 10, 2021
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Many moons ago, when I was a young classroom teacher and still bopping around at raves and weekend music festivals, I lived for Book Week costume planning. My love for over the top rave and festival outfits was poured into planning Book Week costumes that involved an extreme amount of…


Books by First Nations Authors and Illustrators for Children to Teens

By Megan Daley | Jun 29, 2021
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Story has the power to educate and to heal and below you will find some of my absolute favourite texts by First Nations authors and illustrators in approximate age group order. Use this list as a starting point for adding to your home, school and library collection and leave me…


Rhyme time! Best rhyming books for little ones

By Lana Hallowes | Jun 2, 2021
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Guest post. Is there any better feeling in this world than snuggling a warm little body into yours and reading to them in a sing-song voice? Books that rhyme are just so very special, right? It isn’t just about the story and pictures, but the rhythm in which they are…


15 books all boys should read before age ten

By Lana Hallowes | May 31, 2021
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Guest post. When I envision the future, my sons all grown up and my face more lined than I’d like, I hope they have become men who are kind, gentle, respectful of women, in touch with their emotions and good communicators. I hope they are the opposite of everything toxic…


Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show

By Megan Daley | May 6, 2021
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The smallest bee (5 years old) and I had a #kiddate at QPAC last night, to see ‘Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show’. Me: So Bluey on the stage is going to be a puppet show with a ‘real life’ Bluey and Bingo puppets that are super big! Smallest Bee…


Roarsome! Best dinosaur books for kids

By Lana Hallowes | Apr 29, 2021
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When my boys were around the ages of three to five they became obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED, with dinosaurs. So much so that it felt like we had a pet dino living in the house with us. There was much roaring, stomping and stalking going on (little hands always…


Mother’s Day

By Megan Daley | Apr 26, 2021
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All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. Mother’s Day can be a beautiful day of honouring your mum or mother figure, or it may be a really tricky or fraught day for you….I so understand this.  My own mum…


Factual and informative reads to blow little minds

By Lana Hallowes | Apr 8, 2021
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The other day in an attempt to coax my kids out of Kmart’s toy aisle, I offered them a bribe. I told them they could each pick something SMALL but then we had to go. The deal was it had to be $5 or less and not be made of…