Raising Readers

Is a must-have resource for parents and educators

to help the children in their lives fall in love with books. It also contains practical tips, such as suggested reading lists and instructions on how to run book-themed activities. Published by UQP.

Some kids refuse to read...

others won’t stop

not even at the dinner table!

Either way, many parents question the best way to support their child’s literacy journey.
When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years?

Award-winning teacher librarian

Megan Daley

 The passionate voice behind the Children’s Books Daily blog, has the answers to all these questions and more. She unpacks her twenty years of experience into this personable and accessible guide, enhanced with up-to-date research and firsthand accounts from well-known Australian children’s authors. It also contains practical tips, such as suggested reading lists and instructions on how to run book-themed activities. 

Photo Credit: Ruby Olive

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Most parenting books are useless other than as coasters, fly swats or breast pump props. 'Raising Readers' is the exception.

Where other writers pontificate unsatisfactorily with the meaning of a newborn’s green poo, Daley shrugs and steps her reader through a far greater existential conundrum: Where Is The Green Sheep? But this is not only a book of age appropriate book lists—though it nails that brief too. Daley guides her reader with practical tips from the teacher librarian’s desk on how to raise happy little book-loving progeny. Raising Readers is now my go-to gift for new parents. Green poos pass. Literature is for life.

Jessica Rudd

What Megan Daley doesn’t know about children’s books just isn’t worth knowing.

Her advice on how to encourage young readers offers invaluable insights for everyone.

Samantha Wheeler

This is not a book. It’s a magic key.

It will unlock a love of stories and reading within your child.

Rebecca Sparrow

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