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Review of ‘Atticus Van Tasticus: Book 2’

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2020
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Toby (9 years old) is a keen reader and budding young reviewer and I love feeding him books. I made ChickPea race through this second book in the Atticus Van Tasticus series…

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Review of ‘Ghost’

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2020
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Book Boy Jr has *almost* inspired me to read a book about running with this review…almost. Actually I am hooked on the idea of this book and think it would be perfect…

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Review of ‘The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants’

By Megan Daley | Mar 25, 2020
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My neighbour Sam was the only person who could possibly review a book about ants for me (see her bio at end of post). ‘The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants’ is currently one…

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Review of ‘Azaria: A True History’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2020
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Title: ‘Azaria: A True History’Author + Illustrator: Maree Coote Publisher: Melbournestyle Books Age Range: upper primary – adult Themes: Australian contemporary history, Uluru, dingo, Indigenous, justice system, prejudice, art, visual literacy. On…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘The Gift’

By Megan Daley | Mar 4, 2020

Title: ‘The Gift’Author: Michael SpeechleyPublisher: Penguin Books AustraliaAge Range: lower primary/middle primary – adultThemes: kindness, friendship, giving, death, grieving, memories ‘If you look long and hard enough, you’ll see the beauty in everything.’ ‘The Gift’ It was…

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Chinese New Year

By Megan Daley | Jan 22, 2020
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  Like Christmas and Easter books, Chinese New Year books are seasonal ones that I like to gradually collect and rotate in and out of my home and school library. 2020 is…

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Books and ALL of the Things for Back to School

By Megan Daley | Jan 15, 2020
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  Congratulations! You’ve made it through Christmas and New Year celebrations and now we’re heading right on into ‘Back to School Season’. ChickPea is going into Year Three this year and is…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Small Spaces’

By | Jan 9, 2020
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‘Small Spaces’ has been in my pile of TBR books on my bedside table for some time now. I’ve heard so many great things about it and everytime I think ‘oh that…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes – ‘Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street’

By Megan Daley | Dec 12, 2019
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Title: ‘Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street’Author:  Felicita SalaPublisher: Scribble Age Range: early childhood/lower primary/middle primary/upper primary/ middle grade/ young adultThemes: cooking, food, international cookery and food, multicultural, neighbourhood This is one of my ‘must-have’ books of 2019…

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Review of ‘Australian Sea Life’

By | Dec 2, 2019
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The gorgeous large format of this latest offering from Matt Chun just adds to the list of reasons why this book is utterly giftable and utterly coffee table worthy. Dr Sam Lloyd…

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