Inspiration

Picture Book Perfection: How to get the Most From a Shared Reading

By Megan Daley | Jun 6, 2019
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High quality contemporary picture books are works of art and the best way I know to teach visual literacy and dive deeply into critical thinking and discussion with both the very young,…

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Mother’s Day

By Megan Daley | May 1, 2019
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All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. You will find children’s books about mothers and mother figures in this post here.…

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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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Literary Tour to Shanghai International Literary Festival

By Megan Daley | Jan 29, 2019
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‘Travelling Book Club’ week in Shanghai. Literature, inspiration, conversation, authentic cuisine and truly absorbing explorations of old and new China. This post is not sponsored in any way, I just had to…

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80 Kids Books to Movie Adaptations

By Megan Daley | Sep 25, 2018
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With the holidays upon us, it’s time to sort out activities to keep the small people entertained, and the coffee to keep you functioning. I aim for a mix of indoor and…

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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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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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The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2018
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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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The Book Gender Debate (by Jacqueline Harvey)

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2018
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This week I was so fortunate to host Jacqueline Harvey at school and, as on previous visits, she captivated students and staff alike with her enthusiasm, wit and wisdom. If you ever…

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Mindfulness Resources for Kids

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2018
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I’m well aware that mindfulness is a buzzword and I’m generally not a fan of such things. However, my dad (AKA Geoff Dean) has been espousing the virtues of being mindful and…

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Top Twenty Magazines for Kids

By Megan Daley | Oct 13, 2017
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Each year around this time I publish a list of magazines for kids – good ones for aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents to gift to little people for Christmas. Magazines are the gift…

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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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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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Literature Supporting Coding and the Makerspace Movement

By Megan Daley | Jan 27, 2016
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My teacher partner, Jackie Child AKA #bestteachingpartnerever is the most insanely energetic, enthusiastic and talented maker, creator and educator that you could ever hope to meet. I am in complete and total…

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How to Make Paper

By Megan Daley | Jan 14, 2016
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I have done quite a few ‘Slow Communication’ workshops at Brisbane City Council Libraries, based on the book ‘Snail Mail’.  You can read about my slow communication station in my school library…

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Slow Communication Station

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2015
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Our Junior School Library has a makerspace zone, and we incorporate high tech and low tech makerspace ideas into our library planning and teaching – you can read more about this here and…

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Slow Communication: Snail Mail

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2015
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Slow Communication: Snail Mail I am an out and out social media lover and my phone bings and dings at me day and night with emails from five different accounts. It would…

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Creating and Crafting Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 23, 2015
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Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working…

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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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Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

By Megan Daley | Mar 6, 2015
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Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors Isn’t it lovely when you meet a ‘celebrity’ in real life and they are exactly as you imagined them? ChickPea and I were fortunate enough…

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