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Review of ‘Refuge’

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2014
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Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy; realism; historical; survival;…

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Cheaper than Therapy: ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2014
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Cheaper than Therapy: ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’ I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. They are the perfect gift for anyone – young and old…

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ABC Book of Children’s Cakes

By Megan Daley | Nov 9, 2014
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Review of the ‘ABC Book of Children’s Cakes’ Written by Kathy Knudsen Publisher: Harper Collins I am the baker of family birthday cakes…please do indulge me and take a moment to scroll through…

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Book Gifts for Toddlers

By Megan Daley | Nov 8, 2014
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Toddlers love books. Sometimes they love them so much that they eat them. They are learning the mechanics of how a book works…and in order to do this they use all their senses –…

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Humour in Children’s Literature: David Walliams

By Megan Daley | Nov 7, 2014
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Humour in Children’s Literature: David Walliams I recently shared wisdom from bestselling author, Andy Griffiths on the importance of humour in children’s literature, see here. As a teacher librarian in a primary…

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Book People: Jen Storer

By Megan Daley | Nov 5, 2014
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Book People: Jen Storer The children’s book industry in Australia is a beautiful place to inhabit. I have been incredibly fortunate to work and play in this industry over many, many years…

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Book People: Judith Rossell

By Megan Daley | Nov 5, 2014
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Book People: Judith Rossell My husband, #backboy, has been in hospital for a week and ‘Withering-by-Sea’ by Judith Rossell has been the best, best thing to take me to another place. I…

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Christmas Books for Children

By Megan Daley | Oct 30, 2014
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Christmas Books for Children The time has come. There is no escaping Christmas anymore. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years now you’ll be aware that I’m not a…

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Australian Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Oct 7, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Australia Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. So begins each of the re-released Australian children’s classics:…

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Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Oct 7, 2014
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Ten of the Best Children’s Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their…

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