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Review of ‘Drongoes’ of the ‘Mates: Great Australian Yarns’ series

By Megan Daley | Mar 13, 2013
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Title: ‘Drongoes’ Author: Christine Bongers Illustrator: Dan McGuiness Publisher: Omnibus Books Age Range: newly independent readers, lower – middle primary Themes:  mateship, competition, selflessness, running, school, sport, asthma/breathing difficulties, school spirit The ‘Mates: Great…

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Children’s Books about Gardening

By Megan Daley | Mar 13, 2013
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I adore gardening but am a very chaotic and sporadic gardener. Photos of my garden on this blog are of teeny tiny sections of my garden as mostly my garden is a disaster zone.…

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Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers!

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2013
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Over the summer holidays I went through all the children’s gardening books we have at home and PudStar became very keen on one in particular, ‘Yucky Worms’. I’m always on the lookout…

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Review of the ‘That’s Not My…’ Series

By Megan Daley | Mar 11, 2013
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I’m sure there is not a parent who does not know these books. I resisted them for so long as I’m usually not a fan of books which seem churned out one…

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Review of ‘Gracie and Josh’

By Megan Daley | Mar 4, 2013
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Title: ‘Gracie and Josh’ Author: Susanne Gervay Illustrator: Serena Geddes Publisher: Ford Street Publishing Age Range: Early Childhood – Middle Primary Themes:  siblings, family, illness, childhood, hospitals, cancer, resiliance Click on title links or…

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Review of ‘Bea’

By Megan Daley | Feb 28, 2013
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Title: ‘Bea’ Author/Illustrator: Christine Sharp Publisher: UQP (University of Queensland Press) Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: daring to be different, uniqueness, celebrating difference, friendship, birds, bird behaviour, rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia,…

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Inspired by a Book: Fairies, Fashion, Flowers, Gardens

By Megan Daley | Feb 18, 2013
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I do so love it when I find PudStar doing something that has been inspired by a book: happy parent/teacher/librarian moment! Much better than when I find her with a Sharpie pen.…

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Review of ‘The Treasure Box’

By Megan Daley | Feb 15, 2013
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Title: ‘The Treasure Box’ Author: Margaret Wild Illustrator: Freya Blackwood Publisher: Penguin Age Range: Middle Primary – adult Themes:  war, peace, lifetimes, resilience, hope, survival, literature, libraries, story. With a writer of the calibre…

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Review of ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk’

By Megan Daley | Feb 14, 2013
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Title: ‘The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk’ Author: Glenda Millard Illustrator: Stephen Michael King Themes: family, feelings, illness, acceptance, love, strength, courage, imagination, responsibility, siblings, reading. Publisher: ABC Books Age Range: Middle Primary…

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Reading Response Stones

By Megan Daley | Feb 10, 2013
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My reading response post continues to be one of my most read posts so I thought I’d show you our updated version…tis very sparkly. These are the original reading response sticks (and if…

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