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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Eco Rangers: Microbat Mayhem’

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2020
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Title: ‘Eco Rangers: Microbat Mayhem‘Author: Candice Lemon-ScottPublisher: New Frontier PublishingAge Range: lower primary, middle primaryThemes: environment, animals, animal conservation and care, nature, friendship, mystery. ‘Right now, the only thing we need to worry about is making these…

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Review of ‘Bubbay’s Desert Adventure’

By Megan Daley | May 12, 2020
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Bubbay will be known to many families already, indeed I discovered it is a favourite in the house of my lovely neighbour Sam! She spied this re-release on my kitchen bench recently…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

By Megan Daley | Apr 30, 2020
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This bestselling novel by John Green was published in 2012 and has since been made into successful movie. There is something truly remarkable about the pull of ‘The Fault in our Stars’,…

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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 Lana Hallowes | 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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