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Review of ‘Catch a Falling Star’

By Megan Daley | Feb 25, 2019
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Multiple-award-winning author Meg McKinlay’s latest middle grade novel places the reader at that tricky intersection where logic and science meet magic and hope, a place where many of us find ourselves when…

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Five on Friday: Five Fav Reads of the Week

By Megan Daley | Feb 20, 2019
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This week on ‘Five on Friday’ I’m talking about a ‘group’ of books (I’m stretching the friendship on five this week) which are perfect for middle – upper primary and into lower…

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Teacher Gifts

By Megan Daley | Nov 8, 2016
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I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because…well…if you’d met my children in real life, as opposed to online…

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Review of ‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’

By Megan Daley | Oct 31, 2016
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Title: ‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ Author: Natalie Jane Prior Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: early childhood; cake and/or cat lovers of all ages. Themes: community; friendship; family; cats;…

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‘The Fairy Dancers’ Book Birthday Party

By Megan Daley | Apr 5, 2016
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As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? Aside from the obvious joy of seeing a book come to life, the theming…

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Review of ‘Sad, the Dog’

By Megan Daley | Oct 8, 2015
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Written by Sandy Fussell. Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit. Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood – middle primary (and adult dog/sentiment lovers!) Themes: pets; love; care; family; survival; resilience; happiness; seeking happiness.…

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Book Week 2015: Books Light Up Our World

By Megan Daley | Aug 24, 2015
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Book Week 2015: Books Light Up Our World Happy Book Week readers! The 2015 Children’s Book Week theme is ‘Books Light up our World’ – fabulous opportunities to talk with our young…

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Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland!

By Megan Daley | Jun 17, 2015
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Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland (you get the present!) This year marks the 150th birthday of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and in the week I’ll be sharing some of the very special editions…

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Review of the ‘Stuff Happens’ series

By Megan Daley | Dec 11, 2014
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Review of the ‘Stuff Happens’ series Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: 7 years+ Themes: resilience; boys; school; friendships; families; emotional intelligence. To add these books to your home, school or library…

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Billie B Brown Clubhouse

By Megan Daley | Dec 10, 2014
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Billie B Brown Clubhouse All title and book cover images take you to Booktopia for easy purchase or to a more in-depth review. PudStar and ChickPea (AKA The Wild Thing) love their…

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Series for Readers Age 10 – Young Adult

By Megan Daley | Dec 3, 2014
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Series for Readers Age 10 – YA There is nothing better than using the school holidays as a chance to become totally immersed in the world of a brilliant book series! I…

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Gifts for Literature Lovers: Part One

By Megan Daley | Oct 4, 2014
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Gifts for Literature Lovers: Part One and a FAB giveaway from Oh My Giddy Aun! Judging by the amount of hits my ‘gift’ posts are getting (after three years of blogging I’ve…

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Review of ‘Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard’

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2014
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Written and illustrated by Bronwyn Houston Publisher: Magabala Books Age Range: Babies – Early Childhood Themes: Australia; Australian animals; backyard; counting; numeracy. To add this book to your home, school or library collection…

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Review of ‘Fireshadow’

By Megan Daley | Jul 18, 2013
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Review of ‘Fireshadow’ Written by Anthony Eaton Publisher: UQP Age Range: Young Adult – Adult Themes:  world war 2, family, loss, hope. Awards: Winner of the 2005 West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards (Young Adult…

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