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Graphic Novels and Comic Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 8, 2015
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Graphic Novels and Comic Books One of the first blogs I ever read was Picklebums, written by the lovely Kate Pickle. It’s a quirky, gentle, soul soothing collection of family tales, educational ideas,…

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Writing and Creating Space

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2015
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(a post in which I rave about a desk – oh yes I do) Both my children are ‘creators’ – of mess mostly, but also of art, stories, Lego cities and…mess. They…

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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’

By Megan Daley | Jul 2, 2015
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Review of ‘The Worm Who Knew Karate’ Written by Jill Lever. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Publisher: Penguin Group Australia Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: garden worms, karate, confidence, defence…

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Book People: Rebecca Johnson

By Megan Daley | Jun 28, 2015
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Book People: Rebecca Johnson I feel like I’ve known Rebecca for the longest time and I cannot believe I’ve not featured her sooner in one of my Book People posts! She was…

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‘Young Children and the Environment’

By Megan Daley | Feb 24, 2015
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Review of ‘Young Children and the Environment’ It’s the age old question to ask young children; ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’. ChickPea always says, ‘a dinosaur or…

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Top Ten Counting Books for Children

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2014
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Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis…

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Review of ‘Sylvia’

By Megan Daley | Oct 1, 2014
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Review of ‘Sylvia’ Written and illustrated by Christine Sharp. Publisher: University of Queensland Press Age Range: Early Childhood – organic gardeners of all ages Themes: snails; gardening; organic gardening; produce; community; sustainability;…

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Jackie French: Garden Tour and General Gush

By Megan Daley | May 29, 2014
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This week I crossed something off my literary bucket list. Megan’s Literary Bucket List Visit Jackie French’s garden Go to 100 Acre Woods, alone and in the rain and get chased by…

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Top Ten Pirate Books!

By Megan Daley | Oct 24, 2013
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Top Ten Pirate Books! Our house seems to be overflowing with pirate books at the moment.  Pud ‘helped’ me one day when I was working at the StoryArts Festival. I ‘paid’ her…

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Review of ‘Smooch and Rose’

By Megan Daley | Aug 5, 2013
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Written by Samantha Wheeler Publisher: UQP Age Range: middle primary – upper primary Themes:   empowering, family, loss, change, friendships, bullying, power, sustainability, wildlife,  farming, development, habitat, koalas. To add this book to your home or…

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Book People: Andrew King

By Megan Daley | Jul 28, 2013
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Andrew King is relatively ‘new’ to the world of children’s literature – although of course he’s been writing for years! An engineer by day, Andrew is the creator of ‘Engibear’s Dream’ and…

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Inspired by a Book: Worm Towers!

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2013
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Over the summer holidays I went through all the children’s gardening books we have at home and PudStar became very keen on one in particular, ‘Yucky Worms’. I’m always on the lookout…

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