Girl Zone Book Club

Girl Zone Book Club

By Megan Daley | Feb 13, 2019
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This week is our first Girl Zone Book Club meeting of the year – my favourite extracurricular activity by far. This is a group I run for Year Six students and a significant…

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Girl Zone Book Club: The Endsister

By Megan Daley | Sep 12, 2018
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This week we had our latest Girl Zone Book Club meeting – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older…

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Girl Zone Book Club

By Megan Daley | Jun 12, 2018
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Tonight is Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older sister, cousin, family friend…even a…

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Book People: Nova Weetman

By Megan Daley | Jan 25, 2018
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My first ‘Book People’ for 2018 is someone I have long wanted to chat with, Nova Weetman. Though she has been writing for literary magazines and television for many years now,  Weetman…

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Book Club Books Part 3

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2017
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If you’ve been reading along, you’ll know that Part One of this series is here and Part Two is here. This is my final instalment of fav books that have been read…

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Book Club Books Part 2

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2017
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Part One of this series is here. So why a ‘Girl Zone Book Club’ I hear you ask? Well the easy answer to that question is that I work at a girls…

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Book Club Books Part 1

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2017
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For many years now at school I’ve been running ‘Girl Zone Book Club’– a reading group for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older…

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Jazzy’s Bookshelf: ‘The Flyaway Girls’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind…

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Review of ‘The Secrets We Keep’

By Megan Daley | Aug 12, 2016
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Author: Nova Weetman Publisher: UQP Age Range: Middle Grade; upper primary; lower secondary; 10 years+ Themes: grief; loss; school; family; friendships; lies; mental illness To purchase ‘The Secrets We Keep’, click on title links…

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Girl Zone Book Club: Meeting One 2016

By Megan Daley | Feb 16, 2016
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Tonight was our first meeting of the year for Girl Zone Book Club – a group I run for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt,…

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What to Read Next?

By Megan Daley | Nov 11, 2015
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Dear Megan, I have a ten year old nearly finished the ‘Alice Miranda’ series, and I’m keen for a good series for Christmas and the summer holidays. Melissa Dear Melissa, I’m glad…

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What to Read Next?

By Megan Daley | Oct 13, 2015
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The lovely Kate Fairlie* asked me on Facebook tonight about books for her nearly 12 year old twin daughters. It’s SUCH a tough age. I started replying on Facebook to her, but…

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Girl Zone Book Club 2015

By Megan Daley | Jul 21, 2015
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Girl Zone Book Club 2015 Tonight is Year Six Girl Zone Book Club, a book club for year six students and a significant woman in their lives – aunt, mother, older sister,…

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Book People: Meg McKinlay

By Megan Daley | Jun 25, 2015
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Book People: Meg McKinlay I really, really love the writing of Meg McKinlay, and when I started these Book People posts she was one of the first authors I wanted to feature.…

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Girls Zone Book Club: So Many Choices!

By Megan Daley | Apr 28, 2015
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Girls Zone Book Club: So Many Choices! I’ve been reading too much young adult literature of late and my head is up higher than it should be when thinking about novels for…

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Girl Zone Book Club: ‘Refuge’ Discussion Questions’

By Megan Daley | Apr 28, 2015

Girl Zone Book Club: ‘Refuge’ Discussion Questions’ ‘Refuge’ by Jackie French is the novel we have just read for Year Six Girl Zone Book Club. My full review of this novel can…

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Review of ‘Refuge’

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2014
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Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy; realism; historical; survival;…

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Review of ‘Shahana’

By Megan Daley | Apr 26, 2014
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Written by Rosanne Hawke. Series editor Lyn White. Publisher: Allen and Unwin Age Range: Upper Pimary – Lower Secondary Themes: war, conflict, grief, family, hope, adversity, Rights of Children, culture, survival. The…

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