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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Mapmaker Chronicles: Beyond the Edge of the Map’

By Megan Daley | Mar 27, 2017
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy! Quinn heard an awe-inspiring sound from above and his blood seemed to freeze under his skin.…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I’m very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them,…

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Book People: Anna Fienberg

By Megan Daley | Mar 29, 2016
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If there is one book I consistently recommend as a read-aloud for Year Three – Six, it’s ‘Horrendo’s Curse’. It’s been over ten years now since I first read ‘Horrendo’s Curse’ but the story,…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The School for Good and Evil’

By Megan Daley | Mar 28, 2016
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy! Imagine you are at home, safe and sound with your cat, mother, book aaand… graveyard. Your mad…

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Book People: A.L. Tait

By Megan Daley | Nov 25, 2014
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I am always on the lookout for new series for middle-upper primary readers as if a series is great, young readers simply devour them – which is surely what we want! I…

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Book People: Ambelin Kwaymullina

By Megan Daley | Dec 11, 2013
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Today I am featuring someone I have admired for some time now…ever since I first clapped eyes on her picture book, ‘The Crow and the Waterhole’. Ambelin Kwaymullina comes from the Palyku people of the…

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3 Fabulous Relaxation and Meditation Stories for Children

By Megan Daley | Mar 27, 2013
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I’ve spoken before about the reasons I love audio stories: great for imagery; listening skills; and for calming overtired or over stimuluated children.You can find some audio story ideas here. Recently I’ve…

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Children’s Books

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2013
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We have a good friend called Maya, whose family does a great job celebrating Chinese New Year and I’ve asked her to contribute some ideas to my ‘celebrating Chinese New Year’ list below.…

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Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 18, 2013
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For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored the tail and was pretty…

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