Picture Books

Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Grandma’s Treasured Shoes’

By Megan Daley | Apr 22, 2019
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At talks to parents and educators, I always say that books allow young people to walk in the shoes of others. Never was this saying more relevant than with the latest book…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Midnight at the Library’

By Megan Daley | Apr 15, 2019
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There is much to love about ‘Midnight at the Library’ the most obvious reason being that it is about the wonder of libraries and is by two of Australia’s most acclaimed book…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘ Girl on Wire’

By Megan Daley | Apr 3, 2019
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Title: ‘Girl on Wire’ Author:  Lucy Estela Illustrator: Elise Hurst Publisher: Penguin Books Australia  Age Range: 5+ (ageless) Themes: courage, resilience, emotional wellbeing, support, self-esteem Awards: CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2019:…

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist

By Megan Daley | Mar 28, 2019
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Tis here! The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist was announced this week and of course it has ruffled some feathers and made some book creators weep…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Go Go and the Silver Shoes’

By Megan Daley | Mar 25, 2019
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A super sparkly story of one independently minded little girl, and the unexpected, precious ways life sometimes works. Title: ‘Go Go and the Silver Shoes’ Author:  Jane Godwin Illustrator: Anna Walker Publisher: Penguin…

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Best Book Gifts for Newly-Independent Readers

By Megan Daley | Nov 29, 2018
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This list of must-have books is for little readers who are just starting their independent reading journey and can read a text with minimal assistance. Age range varies here as reading progression…

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Best Book Gifts for Babies

By Megan Daley | Nov 15, 2018
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Babies will start to show interest in books earlier than you may think. They will reach for and explore board books and bath books as soon as they can reach for a…

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Best Book Gifts for Toddlers

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2018
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This age bracket adore books and language and as they are still learning the mechanics of how a book works they to use all their senses to ‘read’ a book; chewing and…

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‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’: Printables and Craft

By Megan Daley | Dec 14, 2016
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‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you…

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‘The Song From Somewhere Else’ and the Imaginary Worlds of A.F. Harrold

By Megan Daley | Nov 27, 2016
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It is always a great privilege to receive a review from Joy Lawn*…always.  A.F. Harrold has a special kind of imagination. Many readers of children’s books will know his work from his CILIP Kate…

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Back to School Books!

By Megan Daley | Jan 6, 2016
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How cute was I on my first day of school (above)? I just found this photograph at my nan’s house yesterday! Have you got a little one starting school for the first…

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100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability

By Megan Daley | May 1, 2015
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There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around them and learn about how to…

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Back to School Series: Books about School

By Megan Daley | Jan 12, 2015
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Back to School Series: Books about School Whether they are super confident, or feeling apprehensive, children’s books are a great way to introduce new experiences such as starting school or going back to…

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Back to School Series: Books which Deal with ‘The Big Issues’

By Megan Daley | Jan 11, 2015
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I am a huge fan of books which deal with big issues for young people such as grief,…

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Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses

By Megan Daley | Nov 18, 2014
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Ballet Books and Ballet Dresses There is something truly magical about ballet. To be able to float in layers of tulle and silk, across a stage, with seemingly effortless grace requires precision,…

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‘Belle and Boo’ Picture Books

By Megan Daley | May 7, 2013
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ChickPea has a golden halo of curls, chubby cheeks and a gorgeous smile full of too-big- for-her-mouth teeth. My nan says she looks like one of the babies from the ‘Sunshine Milk’…

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Back to School Series: Children’s Books about Starting School

By Megan Daley | Jan 7, 2013
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Back to School Series: Children’s Books about Starting School In Australia, Prep/Foundation/Kindergarten is the first formal year of schooling and it can’t come soon enough for PudStar who has been playing school…

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