Gifts

Stories in All Forms: Stories in Silver

By Megan Daley | Feb 21, 2019
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I love a local online jewellery store by the name of Oh My Giddy Aunt – this is…

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Best Book Gifts for Newly-Independent Readers

By Megan Daley | Nov 29, 2018
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This list of must-have books is for little readers who are just starting their independent reading journey and can read a text with minimal assistance. Age range varies here as reading progression…

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Best Book Gifts for 9-12 Year Olds

By Megan Daley | Nov 26, 2018
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Those tricky middle primary readers huh? There is such huge variance in their reading ages and stages and that’s not even taking into consideration their reading interests. The list below is a…

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33 New #LoveOzYA Book Gifts for Teens

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2018
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Joe Visser, aka Book Boy, is one of my favourite young book bloggers, and is also the only teen member of the LoveOzYA committee, a group of volunteers who work together to…

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Best Book Gifts for Babies

By Megan Daley | Nov 15, 2018
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Babies will start to show interest in books earlier than you may think. They will reach for and explore board books and bath books as soon as they can reach for a…

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Best Book Gifts for Toddlers

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2018
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This age bracket adore books and language and as they are still learning the mechanics of how a book works they to use all their senses to ‘read’ a book; chewing and…

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Teacher Gifts

By Megan Daley | Nov 6, 2018
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Good educators can set the path for your child’s future; they inspire, empower and guide our children alongside parents and they deserve an utterly genuine ‘THANK YOU’ for what they do. This thanks…

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Christmas Books: New and Old Favourites

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2018
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Can we just take a moment to admire my Christmas library mice? I’m rather chuffed with them and I also rather enjoyed making teeny books for them to hold! I find cutting…

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Jewellery Book Boxes

By Megan Daley | Aug 28, 2018
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It would be fair to say that I love a good book themed gift or twenty. My latest fav is these book jewellery boxes from Oh My Giddy Aunt (seen above). This…

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Doing the Tween Years Right

By Megan Daley | May 29, 2018
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Biome and CBD have had an ongoing relationship for many years now, and they kindly gifted PudStar her first skincare pack. All opinions, as always, are my own and I shop online…

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Somewhat Bookish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By Megan Daley | Apr 26, 2017
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I update my Mother’s Day gift guide most years on the blog, so that we all (including me) have an easily email-able/text-able to children/husbands/partners! This way they have a nice list of…

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Nine Year Old and a Book Update

By Megan Daley | Mar 20, 2017
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Today is Pud’s ninth birthday* and we celebrated with family yesterday as today is a school day – although, excitement of all excitements…cross country was cancelled today due to rain…a welcome birthday…

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Review of ‘The Patchwork Bike’

By Megan Daley | Jan 7, 2017
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When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike…

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‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’: Printables and Craft

By Megan Daley | Dec 14, 2016
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‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you…

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Gifts That Give Life, Hope and Opportunity…

By Megan Daley | Nov 28, 2016
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…gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you’ve been…

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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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Violet Mackerel: Oh How I Adore Thee

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2016
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The Violet Mackerel series, written by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis and published with care by Walker Books, is without a doubt the series that I will most remember from my…

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Review of ‘The Day You Came Into the World’

By Megan Daley | Jul 5, 2016
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My first child has a lovely baby book, full of anecdotes, photos and locks of hair. Second child has an empty baby book…totally empty. Not a thing. Fortunately ChickPea is a resilient…

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Top Ten Early Childhood Books of 2015

By Megan Daley | Dec 31, 2015
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…according to me anyway! Oh me, oh my how I wish I was a clever as the authors and illustrators of the books below! How cleverly they manage to capture the attention…

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