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Review of ‘Today We Have No Plans’

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2012
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Title: ‘Today We Have No Plans’ Author: Jane Godwin Illustrator: Anna Walker Age Range: Early childhood-middle primary Publisher: Penguin Books Themes: family, togetherness, time, passing of time, days of the week, relaxation, slowing down.…

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Review of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’

By Megan Daley | Oct 18, 2012
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Gumnut Babies and Gumleaves

Let me start be saying that really I’m not reviewing these books, as they are classics…so obviously they are fabulous. But in order to properly categorise this post (and I do so…

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Book Gifts for Toddlers

By Megan Daley | Oct 15, 2012
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Book Gifts for Toddlers

Okay let’s be honest… this is a hard (ish) age group. They love books, but they love them so much they eat them.  Toddlers are still learning the mechanics of how a…

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Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’

By Megan Daley | Oct 9, 2012
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Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Title: ‘Squish Rabbit’ Author/Illustrator: Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed…

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Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2012
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Gumnut Baby Materials

We have so enjoyed reading ‘The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still imagine little…

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Review of the ‘Violet Mackerel’ series

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2012
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Title:  The ‘Violet Mackerel’ Series Author: Anna Branford Illustrator: Sarah Davis Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Lower –  Middle Primary Themes: family, blended families, siblings, ideas, collections. Awards: 2011 Children’s Book Council…

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Top 20 Gift Books for Babies

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2012
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  Every so often I do an order with Booktopia or Amazon for some of the following titles, which are my all-time favourites as book gifts for babies. I like to have a collection…

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Review of ‘Little Blue’

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2012
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Little Blue and Berry Tea

Title: ‘Little Blue’ Author/Illustrator: Gaye Chapman Age Range: Early Childhood – Middle Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, imagination, grandparents, art Awards: 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literature Awards, Children’s Book Category, Children’s Book Council…

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Review of ‘Can We Lick the Spoon Now’

By Megan Daley | Aug 14, 2012
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Title: ‘‘Can We Lick the Spoon Now?’ Author: Carol Goess Illustrator: Tamsin Ainslie Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: Cooking, family, rhyme Awards:  2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book – Early Childhood, Shortlisted…

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Review of ‘For All Creatures’

By Megan Daley | Aug 5, 2012
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Title: ‘For All Creatures’ Author: Glenda Millard. Illustrator: Rebecca Cool Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Middle Primary+ Themes:  nature, thankfulness, prayer, animals, ryhme, environment. Awards: Honour Book: Picture…

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