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Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 10-12

By Megan Daley | Mar 11, 2021
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Around the ages of 10-12, books really take on a life of their own. By now kids are reading text THEY want to read, not just the books given to them by…

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Review of ‘Who Am I’

By Megan Daley | Mar 10, 2021
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Author: Philip BuntingIllustrator: Philip BuntingPublisher: ScholasticAge Range: lower primary, middle primary, upper primaryThemes: Identity, philosophy Welcome to the Children’s Books Daily review team Clare Mellor! You can read more about Clare in her bio below this review,…

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Review of ‘Tomorrow Girl’

By Megan Daley | Feb 25, 2021
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Title: Tomorrow Girl Author: Vikki ConleyIllustrator: Penelope PratleyPublisher: EK BooksAge Range: early childhood, lower primary. Themes: mindfulness, anxiety, friendship, connection, curiosity, imagination, natural world.Teachers’ Notes: from the EK Books website here. Mindfulness…

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Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 8-10 years

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2021
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As young readers pause less on sounding out individual words, the story tends to carry them along and keep them engaged. To encourage this new reading momentum (and don’t fret if it’s…

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Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 5 – 7 years

By Megan Daley | Feb 11, 2021
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There is a tipping point when kids are learning to read where they are on the verge of being able to, but it all feels too hard for them. You wonder if…

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Review of ‘Iceberg’

By Megan Daley | Feb 10, 2021
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Title: ‘Iceberg’ Author: Claire Saxby Illustrator: Jess Racklyeft Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: lower primary, middle primary, upper primary Themes: Antarctica, icebergs, sea life, climate change, global warming, natural history, life…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Starworld’

By Megan Daley | Feb 4, 2021
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Another fab review from Jazzy! Jazzy is one of the most sophisticated young readers I know and I really value her insights on the latest book she’s been reading. Today she’s reviewing…

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Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 2 – 4 years

By Megan Daley | Feb 3, 2021
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After some new books for a tot-come-preschooler? That is, a little one aged between two and four years old? Then this list of wonderful picture books suggested by members of the Your…

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Review of ‘Claudette’

By Megan Daley | Jan 26, 2021
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Title: ClaudetteAuthor + Illustrator: Hélène MagissonPublisher: Red Paper Kite Age Range: 5+, early childhood, lower primary, middle – upper primary as art study. Themes: puppets, puppeteers, makers, creativity, difference, freedom of thought,…

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Review of ‘Looking for Alibrandi’

By Megan Daley | Jan 21, 2021
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Title: Looking for AlibrandiAuthor: Melina MarchettaPublisher: Penguin Australia (published 1992)Age Range: Young adult, AdultsThemes: Feeling Like an Outsider, Pressure, Immigration, Family Ties, Community and Tradition, Cultural Differences and Racism, Self-discovery Sophie Fu…

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