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Books for Tweens and Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2021
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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 for my own children. I…

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And then there was six…

By Megan Daley | Nov 26, 2020
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Since Dan’s death, the girls and I have been a team of three. A team of three surrounded by family and a village of people who have supported us online and offline…

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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 campaign. Dying To Know Day (August 8th) is an annual day of action dedicated to activating…

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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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The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Apr 21, 2020
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that I have a propensity to change up our bedrooms a little too regularly. I’ve been doing this since I…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year…Until it is Not

By Megan Daley | Dec 21, 2019
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As I try and find a moment this week when my children are not glued (superglued) to my side, in order to simply wrap their Christmas presents, I remember what the lead…

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Children’s Books Daily in Bali

By Megan Daley | Dec 13, 2018
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If you are looking for a post about top tips for Bali holidays, this is not the blog post for you. I do books remember? If however, you would like to know…

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Bedrooms and Books at Seven

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2018
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ChickPea turned seven recently, and, as I do, I changed up her bedroom as part of her birthday present. I admit, the ‘birthday bedroom change-up’ has become a thing, maybe a beast…

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Grief, Widowhood and Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 11, 2018
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Unsurprisingly, I’ve collected a large number of books on grief over the years. My brother died six years ago and my favourite Aunt died two weeks before Dan died. Sadly, I’m a…

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The Dromkeen Librarians Award

By Megan Daley | Dec 4, 2017
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Gone are the days of me tripping off around the place at the drop of a hat and leaving ChickPea and PudStar at home…those days came to a crashing halt when Dan…

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Six Months of Grief

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2017
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Long post alert…because #grieftown. (updated 27/4/2020) I still cannot wrap my head around how our lives have changed forever. I don’t understand how a 40 year old father, husband, son, brother, friend,…

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Every Writer Needs an Office

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2017
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So. I’m writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this…but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It’s been…

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Book People: Vale Narelle Oliver

By Megan Daley | Oct 5, 2016
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Beautiful Narelle… You will be so missed by your family, so missed. I know only too well the grief cycle and you, my mum and I have discussed grief at length on…

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Eight Years Old and A Book Update

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2016
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PudStar is eight. I find this hard to comprehend. Everyone used to tell me, ‘it will go so fast’ as I struggled my way through newborn sleeplessness and toddler tantrums. I would…

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A Library…Because #playmatters

By Megan Daley | Nov 17, 2015
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My first degree was in Early Childhood Education and it was in this degree that I first fully understood the importance of play. The theory was all learnt at university (thank you…

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PudStar’s Show and Tell

By Megan Daley | Aug 26, 2015
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PudStar’s Show and Tell Good afternoon Two Gold. My name is PudStar on the internet. We call me that on the internet becuase it is not good to put to much information…

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Writing and Creating Space

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2015
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(a post in which I rave about a desk – oh yes I do) Both my children are ‘creators’ – of mess mostly, but also of art, stories, Lego cities and…mess. They…

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Seven Years Old and a Book Update

By Megan Daley | Apr 13, 2015
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Seven Years Old and a Book Update We have just celebrated PudStar’s seventh birthday with a bollywood party with friends and a family dinner – and we are now living in what…

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Book Parties for Kids

By Megan Daley | Mar 10, 2015
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Book Parties for Kids As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? The theming is done for you, often there are enough…

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Summer Holidays and Pelicans

By Megan Daley | Jan 3, 2015
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Summer Holidays and Pelicans If you live in Australia, I hope you are enjoying the summer holidays and have had the chance to dip your toes into some salty water and wiggle…

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