Review D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Three great books for boys (5-9)

Boys are notoriously tricky to engage with reading, which is one reason Megan loves sharing book reviews from young blogger Book Boy. The following three books for boys are all reviewed by Book Boy...

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Raymie Nightingale

Tween book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her Facebook page,...
WIN A BOOK PACK WITH YOUR KID'S NEXT READ

It’s GIVEAWAY time!

The Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group has crashed through the 2000+ members barrier, and we're holding a giveaway for members to celebrate! (Not a member yet, click here to join one of the...
Jacqueline Harvey meets Belinda Murrell to talk about Pippa's Island

Book people: Belinda Murrell

For this week's Book People post, we asked the fabulous Jacqueline Harvey to catch up with Belinda Murrell about her new series Pippa's Island. Fortunately for us, they agreed! Take it away Jacqueline... TMB There’s...
Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Review: ‘The Fall’ by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as 'an avid fan' of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her 'mind was blown' by Tristan's novel Two Wolves,...
10 things you need to know about Deborah Abela

Book People: Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela is one of the most popular authors in Australian children's literature – and you only need to read one of her books or see one of her school presentations to know why children...
An oral history of Begin End Begin: A #LoveOZYA anthology

Begin, End, Begin: (The Making of) A #LoveOzYA Anthology

This week, TMB is excited to be highlighting a shiny new YA release. Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA anthology showcases some of the brightest stars on the Australian YA scene, and makes the perfect gift...
Book review: Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

Review: ‘Dragonfly Song’ by Wendy Orr

In the lead-up to the announcement in August of the CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Team Megan's Blog plans to bring you reviews of as many shortlisted books as we can. This week, Australian...
Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson reviewed by a kid book blogger

Jazzy’s Bookshelf: Hetty Feather

The lovely Jazzy is back this week with a brand-new review for your reading pleasure! Megan loves sharing her blog with young reviewers, and Jazzy is one of her favourites. This week, she's reviewing...
The story behind A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

The story behind the book: Karen Foxlee’s ‘A Most Magical Girl’

*Please see the end of this article for a special message Karen Foxlee's 'A Most Magical Girl' is having a well-deserved most magical run in 2017. Not only has A Most Magical Girl won the...

Eco Books on Sale!

Eco Books and Products on Sale! Public service announcement! Biome has 25% off ‘almost’ everything for two days. Discolosure: I am an affiliate for them, meaning  the CBD site gets a small commission to fund...
Daily Reading in the Daley Household

Top 10 Tips for Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader This is a summarized version of an article I wrote for subscribers to my weekly blog newsletter. When you subscribe on the front page of the blog, you are directed to a link where you can download...

Children’s Book Council of Australia | Children’s Book of the Year Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia | Children’s Book of the Year Awards   Book Week 2013 | Read Across the Universe | August 17th – August 23rd Book Week is a nationwide celebration of books, reading...

Reading Lists for Nine Year Olds +

Reading Lists for Nine Year Olds + I love a list. I think it’s the librarian in me. I love lists nearly as much as my long time teacher librarian friend and colleague, Kristen. Her lists...

Children’s Literature Quotes

Children's Literature Quotes You'd never believe it I know...but I adore all things children literature and I am particularly in awe of the authors, illustrators and publishers who create such amazing works. This is one of...

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals

Holiday Reading and Writing Journals Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from...

Christmas Reading Tent

PudStar broke her arm last week following an incident with a NYC snow dome. Perfect timing…just in time for summer swimming and lots of parties involving jumping castles! Unfortunately it also happens to be...

Story Starters – Story Stones

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 hone my...