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Top 15 Library Loans in 2019

By Megan Daley | Dec 2, 2019
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Each year I look forward to the borrowing stats and borrower stats at the conclusion of the school year. Possibly this is a librarian thing, but I find it fascinating and of…

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Book People: Robert Henderson

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2019
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A book for one? A book for two? A book for different points of view. Recently I had the privilege of meeting a newcomer to the kidlit world, author/illustrator/designer Robert Henderson. Robert…

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Literary + Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas

By Megan Daley | Nov 13, 2019
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The gift ideas in this post are a mash up of all the things I love and I think you will also love. They are not sponsored ideas,  though some are affiliate…

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The Wonderful World of Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novels

By Megan Daley | Nov 11, 2019
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Raina Telgemeier has taken the kidlit world by storm and in my library her books actually never make it back to the shelves – EVER. They go from returns chute to next…

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New Book Gifts for 11 – 13 Year Olds this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2019
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Gosh I love this age group for reading. I was talking to some teacher librarian friends the other day and we were discussing our fav reading age for children’s literature. Mine is…

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New Book Gifts for Young Adult Readers this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2019
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There has been some amazing YA books published this year and some of them are on this list – almost all are new titles so you can rest assured that they probably…

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New Book Gifts for 6-10 Year Olds this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Oct 7, 2019
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Lists! What is not to love? Lists make me feel calm and organised, especially at this time of year when chaos is more my daily reality! I’ve spent several weeks creating book…

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New Book Gifts for 0-5 Year Olds this Christmas

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2019
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Can you believe that it is time to turn our minds to Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I am a very loud advocate for buying book gifts for young and old…

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Books for Your Tweens and Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 24, 2019
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I’ve been collecting books for tweens and teens on *all of the things* for many years now – for the various schools I have worked at and now also for my own…

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Supporting Reading Differences

By Megan Daley | Sep 18, 2019
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It would be easy to assume that with several teacher librarians and a few academics in the family, my journey with reading within my extended family has been *seamless* and full of…

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Book People: Wai Chim

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2019
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For starters – can we just all pause and take a moment to take in the glory that is the cover of ‘The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling’? It contains all…

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Book Week 2019: Reading is My Secret Power

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2019
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Term Three is always a wonderful celebration of Australian children’s literature in schools, early education centres, libraries and bookstores around the country. The theme for CBCA Book Week 2019 is ‘Reading is…

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Book People: Lisa Nicol

By Megan Daley | Jul 24, 2019
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You will find my video review of Lisa Nicol’s latest book on my Youtube channel, but in a nutshell, ‘Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth’ is for readers 8-88 who want…

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Book People: Trent Maxwell AKA ‘Maxi’

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2019
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I first came across the ‘Maxi the Lifeguard’ books when my dear friend Mel waved them under my nose, astonished at how they had totally engaged her  9 year old ‘reluctant’ reader.…

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Book People: Tony Flowers

By Megan Daley | Jul 18, 2019
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The latest book collaboration between Tony Flowers and Nick Falk is ‘Vognox the Viking’ and readers from 7+ are so going to enjoy this funny, clever and rollicking tale of a Viking…

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Book People: Amelia McInerney

By Megan Daley | Jul 15, 2019
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A tale so tall you will pinch yourself. Get set for one shell of a story, as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws! I’ve always wanted to be minimalist. One…

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Picture Book Perfection: How to get the Most From a Shared Reading

By Megan Daley | Jun 6, 2019
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High quality contemporary picture books are works of art and the best way I know to teach visual literacy and dive deeply into critical thinking and discussion with both the very young,…

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Engaging and Encouraging Reluctant Readers – Guest Post for ‘Planning with Kids’

By Megan Daley | May 19, 2019
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I have been reading Planning With Kids for a very long time now, since I had PudStar in 2008. Nicole Avery’s incredibly successful blog and website has always been one of my…

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Mother’s Day

By Megan Daley | May 1, 2019
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All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. You will find children’s books about mothers and mother figures in this post here.…

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Two Years is Such a Very Short Time

By Megan Daley | Apr 28, 2019
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Two years is such a very short time in #grieftown. When my brother died unexpectedly in 2012 I spoke about feeling like I was in a place, far from everyone else and…

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