Humour

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: In Deep Water’

By Megan Daley | Feb 18, 2019
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Title: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: In Deep Water’ Author:  Trent Maxwell and David Lawrence Illustrator: Peter Baldwin Publisher: Affirm Press  Themes: surf lifesaving; lifeguards; rescue; family; friendship; goal setting; community engagement; teamwork; caring for the…

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Review of ‘Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables’

By Megan Daley | Mar 19, 2018
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The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . .  The very best school based stories resonate with children and teachers…

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Book people: Oliver Phommavanh

By Megan Daley | Jun 28, 2017
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Belinda Murrell interviews Oliver Phommavanh

We hope you are enjoying our series of Book People posts for CBD! This week, bestselling author Belinda Murrell is back with another terrific interview with hilarious children’s author Oliver Phommavanh. You…

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Book People: Richard Roxburgh

By Megan Daley | Oct 20, 2016
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I am going to attempt to remain professional throughout this post, but I must just say that my love of Richard Roxburgh runs deep. I rarely become enamoured with actors, all my…

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Book People: Benjamin Law

By Megan Daley | Sep 24, 2016
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Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist, who has PhD in creative writing and cultural studies. That’s the official spiel from his website but I’m pretty sure that my intro is better;…

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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2015
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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’ Written by Jill Lever. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Publisher: Penguin Group Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: garden worms, karate, confidence, defence…

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Humour in Children’s Literature

By Megan Daley | Jun 30, 2015
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Humour in Children’s Literature My most recent 612ABC radio ‘Bookworms’ half hour was about the books that make our young people, and the adults who read with them, roll around on the…

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Review of ‘This is a Ball’

By Megan Daley | Jun 18, 2015
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Review of ‘This is a Ball’ Written and illustrated by Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: I don’t really know what to write…

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Review of the ‘Timmy Failure’ Series

By Megan Daley | Feb 8, 2015
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Review of the ‘Timmy Failure’ Series I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. Child reviews give authors and other young readers insight…

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‘Review of Weirdo’

By Megan Daley | Jan 28, 2015
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Review of ‘Weirdo’ Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. You can see all the ‘child reviews’ if you…

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Humour in Children’s Literature: David Walliams

By Megan Daley | Nov 7, 2014
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Humour in Children’s Literature: David Walliams I recently shared wisdom from bestselling author, Andy Griffiths on the importance of humour in children’s literature, see here. As a teacher librarian in a primary…

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Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour

By Megan Daley | May 21, 2014
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Five Reasons Children Should Read Humour (Notes from Andy Griffith’s session at CBCA Conference, Canberra, 2014) Books by Andy Griffiths are madness and brilliance personified and I’m yet to find a reader…

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