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Nature Themed Kids Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 24, 2023
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As an early childhood educator with a deep love for the natural world, I have always found joy in exploring the wonders of nature with young children and encouraging an interest in…

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Books for Tweens and Teens

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2021
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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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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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NAPLAN Results and the Role of the School Library and Teacher Librarian

By Megan Daley | Aug 4, 2016
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I don’t agree with standardized testing such as NAPLAN, but at this point there is no avoiding it, so I will at least use the data to shine a light on an…

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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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Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings

By Megan Daley | May 12, 2015
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Must-Have Children’s Books on Grief, Empathy and Feelings Talking with David Curnow on 612ABC Brisbane about books which explore feelings and in particular those which support young people who have experienced grief. Listen to…

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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 31, 2014
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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books PudStar has many books in her room. Actually our entire house is filled with many books. One can never have too many books however one MUST have a…

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Audio Stories

By Megan Daley | Oct 14, 2013
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Audio Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs (yes some people still use them) and on steaming services, are a great way for children to experience books and…

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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches

By Megan Daley | Apr 23, 2013
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5 Reasons to Attend Book Launches We were incredibly fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Narelle Oliver’s latest book, ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’. My review of the…

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Preparing Children for a Dental Visit

By Megan Daley | Feb 25, 2013
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Preparing Children for a Dental Visit I’ve asked the lovely Dr Amy Daley to give us some tips on preparing children for a visit to the dentist with books and some reassuring words. Thank…

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Creating a Print Rich Environment

By Megan Daley | Nov 2, 2012
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Creating a Print Rich Environment As you may have guessed – we have a home filled with books. But I also try to create a print rich environment in other ways. A…

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Numeracy in the Kitchen

By Megan Daley | Oct 31, 2012
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Numeracy in the Kitchen Please welcome guest blogger Claire Howden. Teacher. Reader. Book Collector. Mathematician. I have talked to Claire many times about how I don’t want PudStar to be counting on her…

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