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Ten Podcasts for Car Trips with Kids

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2020
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You’ll know, if you’ve been reading my musings for a while now, that I often talk about the wonders of audio books and podcasts – especially for car rides. For more on…

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Celebrity Gardeners and Books for Young Eco Warriors

By Megan Daley | May 20, 2020
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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 to meet Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s…

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Native Bee Hives and Bee Books

By Megan Daley | May 13, 2020
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Each year, we have had Dr Tobias Smith from Bee Aware Kids come to school to talk all things native bees and split our native bee hives. Native stingless bee hives are…

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Books for Tweens and Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 24, 2019
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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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Environment Award for Children’s Literature

By Megan Daley | Aug 14, 2019
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Few would argue that environmental concerns, sustainable living and the disconnect children of today have with nature are issues we need to address at individual, family and community level.  Books are one…

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‘Raising Readers’: Five Weeks Until Publication

By Megan Daley | Feb 26, 2019
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This Tuesday marks 5 weeks until my book, ‘Raising Readers’ is officially out in the world. This realisation is exciting and terrifying in equal measure; somehow I have written a book, an…

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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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Books for Insight, Strategies, Advice on ASD

By Megan Daley | Sep 26, 2016
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I have done a few blog posts now, and spoken on 612ABC, about books which focus on the Autism Spectrum. However I am no expert in this area and a firm believer…

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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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Literature Supporting Makerspaces

By Megan Daley | Jul 20, 2016
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I’ve just presented another Webinar for the fab Eduwebinar team – this time on texts which support the makerspace movement. Some notes from this evening’s webinar are below for attendees, and anyone…

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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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Books About ASD

By Megan Daley | Nov 11, 2015
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Someone asked yesterday on Facebook if I had any books to help explain autism to a high functioning ASD pre-teen. Well yes indeed I do! I’ve actually been asked this question a…

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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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The Sweet Swap

By Megan Daley | Sep 8, 2014
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A little while ago now I participated in a “Sweet Swap” because, well…I love sugar. Given my lack of self control with all things sugary I should not really have signed up…

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Books Inspire Action: Land of the Dinosaurs!

By Megan Daley | Oct 22, 2012
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Land of the Dinosaurs!

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