Realistic Fiction

Holiday Reads for Grown Ups!

By Megan Daley | Apr 11, 2019
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Twice a year I try to post a list of the adult books I am reading and enjoying. To be perfectly honest I do not read a huge number of adult books,…

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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 of ‘Catch a Falling Star’

By Megan Daley | Feb 25, 2019
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Multiple-award-winning author Meg McKinlay’s latest middle grade novel places the reader at that tricky intersection where logic and science meet magic and hope, a place where many of us find ourselves when…

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33 New #LoveOzYA Book Gifts for Teens

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2018
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Joe Visser, aka Book Boy, is one of my favourite young book bloggers, and is also the only teen member of the LoveOzYA committee, a group of volunteers who work together to…

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Holiday Reads for the Grown-Ups

By Megan Daley | Jul 20, 2018
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Over the recent school holidays I actually read some books aimed at my age group! I know. Surprised even myself. I mostly stick to YA and children’s books for recreational and work…

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Book Club Books Part 2

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2017
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Part One of this series is here. So why a ‘Girl Zone Book Club’ I hear you ask? Well the easy answer to that question is that I work at a girls…

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Book Club Books Part 1

By Megan Daley | Oct 23, 2017
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For many years now at school I’ve been running ‘Girl Zone Book Club’– a reading group for Year Six students and a significant woman in their life – mother, aunt, grandma, older…

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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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‘Review of Weirdo’

By Megan Daley | Jan 28, 2015
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Review of ‘Weirdo’ Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. You can see all the ‘child reviews’ if you…

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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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Australian Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Oct 7, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Australia Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. So begins each of the re-released Australian children’s classics:…

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Australian Children’s Classics

By Megan Daley | Sep 9, 2013
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Australian Children’s Classics Publisher: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Australia Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. So begins…

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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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