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Book People: Robert Henderson

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2019
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A book for one? A book for two? A book for different points of view. Recently I had the privilege of meeting a newcomer to the kidlit world, author/illustrator/designer Robert Henderson. Robert…

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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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Book People: Trent Maxwell AKA ‘Maxi’

By Megan Daley | Jul 22, 2019
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I first came across the ‘Maxi the Lifeguard’ books when my dear friend Mel waved them under my nose, astonished at how they had totally engaged her  9 year old ‘reluctant’ reader.…

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The Global Literacy Challenge – There’s An App For That! Library For All

By Megan Daley | Nov 4, 2018
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I became aware of the fabulous work done by Library for All, through Dr Lara Cain Gray, who is their Senior Research Librarian and someone I admire very much. I have been so…

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Students Need School Libraries

By Megan Daley | Sep 16, 2018
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I have been a teacher librarian for over fifteen years, a teacher for twenty years and have been involved in the children’s and YA book industry in Australia for even longer, thanks…

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Grief, Widowhood and Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 11, 2018
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Unsurprisingly, I’ve collected a large number of books on grief over the years. My brother died six years ago and my favourite Aunt died two weeks before Dan died. Sadly, I’m a…

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Gifts That Give Life, Hope and Opportunity…

By Megan Daley | Nov 28, 2016
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…gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you’ve been…

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Book People: Judith Ridge

By Megan Daley | Nov 27, 2016
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‘The Book that Made Me’ has been my constant breakfast companion for some months now. I like nothing more than taking ten minutes to read over breakfast and it’s always a non-fiction…

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Book People: Anna Branford

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2016
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It is extremely hard to not completely fall in love with the work of Anna Branford – it is whimsical and warm and full of beauty and light. Her newly re-packaged ‘Violet…

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Book People: Tristan Bancks

By Megan Daley | Jun 21, 2016
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I’ve been an avid fan of Tristan Bancks for many years now, as has my teaching partner Jackie – who teaches a Geography unit each year which supports the Room to Read…

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Christmas Gift Giving: Teachers

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2015
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  It’s that time. Yep. It really is. You can’t run and you can’t hide…Christmas is coming super soon. I love all the time spent with family and friends throughout the Christmas…

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Diversity in Children’s Literature

By Megan Daley | Aug 4, 2015
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Diversity in Children’s Literature Dictionary definitions of diversity look something like: di•ver•si•ty n., pl. -ties. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. variety; multiformity. a point of difference. having or including people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds. I spend a lot of time looking for children’s and YA books which showcase…

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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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