Storytelling

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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On ‘Monsters’ by Anna Fienberg

By Megan Daley | Jun 4, 2018
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I have long loved the writing of Anna Fienberg. It’s hard to not fall head first into the Tashi series, and ‘Horrendo’s Curse’ (and its companion book ‘Wicked’s Way’) will also always…

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Review of ‘A Boat of Stars’

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2018
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Title: A Boat of Stars: New Poems to Inspire and Enchant Editors: Margaret Connolly and Natalie Jane Prior Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: babies – middle primary Themes: poetry, rhyme, language, anthology,…

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Review of ‘Kookoo Kookaburra’

By Megan Daley | Aug 17, 2017
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I have most excellent neighbours – I really do. I always knew this, but the past few months has really proven this; the care they have shown the girls and I, as…

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Review of ‘Billie’s Super Dooper Adventures’

By Megan Daley | Aug 31, 2015
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Review of ‘Billie’s Super Dooper Adventures’ Anyone with young readers’ will be well and truly familiar with the ‘Billie B Brown’ and ‘Hey Jack’ series by Sally Rippin, they are something of…

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Review of ‘Refuge’

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2014
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Written by Jackie French Publisher: Harper Collins Teaching Notes:  Written by Robyn Sheahan Bright (amazing BTW) Age Range: 11 – 111 Themes: refuges; asylum seekers; boat people; nations; fantasy; realism; historical; survival;…

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Review of ‘Dreamers’

By Megan Daley | Aug 11, 2014
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Review of ‘Dreamers’ Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrated by Sally Morgan. Publisher: Fremantle Press Age Range: early childhood and dreamers of all ages. Themes: Aboriginal Australians; dreamtime; dreaming; children; childhood; imagination; play;…

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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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Audio Stories

By Megan Daley | Oct 14, 2013
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Audio Stories Children’s books in audio form – online stories or CDs or MP3 files are a great way for children to experience books and stories in a different format. Reading is…

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Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2013
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Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’ Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made…

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Hear My Voice: Why We Must Sing to Our Children

By Megan Daley | Jan 30, 2013
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I have asked the musically gifted Jen Teh to write a series on music, song and language in our children’s lives. Singing and reading are all important in language development and so…

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Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2012
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Have Betty White Read the Books Tonight Oh I found a good site today! The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has produced some stunning children’s book story readings (screened on YouTube) using SAG…

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Story Starters – Story Stones

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2012
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I am SO not a storyteller. I read books – I need a script. I admire storytellers immensely, but it’s just not me. Plus I talk too much. If I were to…

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