Books

You can be anything. Be your own man…

By Megan Daley | Sep 23, 2020
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When I first read ‘Love Your Body’ by Jessica Saunders, I felt so very grateful to be living in an age where my girls had access to a book like this. This…

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Best ‘lap armchair’ books for boddlers

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2020
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When you employ someone do you go by their resume or by the feel of the interview and referee comments? I’m definitely on the ‘gut feeling’ side of things and when Lana…

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Book People: Renee Treml

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2020
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Hi! This is ChickPea here. Taking over from mummy on this Book People interview because … well … I love the Sherlock Bones books and I knew I would do a better…

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Mashed Potato Reads for Troubled Times

By Megan Daley | Sep 3, 2020
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This year has been the pits hasn’t it? I’ve felt like I’ve been sinking all year and my head is only just above water (and sometimes not even above to be honest!).…

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#YKNRGiveaway: Win a HUGE Puffin book pack!

By Megan Daley | Aug 24, 2020
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Children’s book publisher Puffin is having a BIG birthday and YKNR members have the chance to win ALL the presents! From the publisher: This September, iconic children’s book publisher Puffin commemorates its…

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New Aussie Series to Read After the Treehouse Books

By Megan Daley | Aug 17, 2020
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Coles has this Treehouse book offer on just at the moment and usually I would not buy into large chain supermarket offerings but #books. If they really *must* offer something then I…

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A creative collaboration: when fact, fiction, nature and art come together

By Megan Daley | Aug 12, 2020
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The latest book by Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward, ‘Scribbly Gum Secrets’ could not have come at a better time for my family and I as 2020 has seen us do a…

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Top Tips for Improving Reading Skills

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2020
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Guest Article by Tracey Hand of Optimise Learning. Co-founder of Optimise Learning, Tracey Hand, is a former teaching colleague and she is one of the most outstanding teachers I have ever seen…

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Dying to Know Day: Resources

By Megan Daley | Jul 23, 2020
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Recently I was asked to be a part of The Groundswell Project Dying to Know Day 2020 campaign. Dying To Know Day (August 8th) is an annual day of action dedicated to…

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Birthday Books at 9 Years Old

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2020
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ChickPea is NINE! It seems like just yesterday we were having her first birthday party, a ‘Bad Tempered Ladybird Party’ because she screamed with reflux pain for the first year of her…

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Your Kid’s Next Read ‘Malamander’ / ‘Gargantis’ Giveaway!

By Megan Daley | Jun 16, 2020
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A few short weeks ago, author Allison Rushby, a member of the Your Kid’s Next Read admin team, mentioned she was about to start reading Thomas Taylor’s ‘Gargantis’.  Well. What a flurry…

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Top 50 Books Celebrating Pride Month

By Megan Daley | Jun 5, 2020
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June is Pride month for the LGBTGI+ community and across the world the community celebrates in all manner of different ways. I celebrate most occasions with books (and cake), so I’m celebrating…

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2020 ENVIRONMENT AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

By Megan Daley | May 21, 2020
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Books are one of the best ways I know for children to learn about nature, issues of the environment, and sustainability in general. While there is much to be said about learning…

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Book People: Corinne Hall

By Megan Daley | May 15, 2020
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Books which inspire young people to dream big and aim high with sport are always going to capture attention, and so it is with ‘Victress’ – a truly beautiful collection of stories…

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Picture Books Featuring Gardens

By Megan Daley | May 14, 2020
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With the weather cooling, and with more time spent at home right now, it is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant winter crops…or read a book in…

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Reading Diverse Time Periods

By Megan Daley | May 7, 2020
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One of PudStar’s (12 years old) favourite books of the last few years has been ‘The Mulberry Tree’ by Allison Rushby. She’s read it a few times now and went on to…

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School Libraries Adapt During Covid-19

By Megan Daley | Apr 22, 2020
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With the move to blended learning/home-based learning in Term Two, I have been adapting some of what I do in library lessons to deliver it in such a way that students are…

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Mother’s Day

By Megan Daley | Apr 16, 2020
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All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. Mother’s Day can be a beautiful day of honouring your mum or mother figure,…

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Book People: Zanni Louise

By Megan Daley | Mar 18, 2020
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Zanni and I met at Children’s Book Council of Australia conference, where we walked around the garden of Jackie French together, and let me tell you, that is a wonderful place to…

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Easter Gift Giving + Easter Books

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2020
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I don’t know if every family does this but in my family it’s always been books, new pyjamas and eggs for Easter – as well as an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter…

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