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Jazzy Reviews: ‘It Sounded Better in my Head’

By | Nov 5, 2019
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Jazzy today reviews a novel that I devoured and adored, ‘It Sounded Better in my Head’ by Nina Kenwood. This is a beautifully gentle coming-of-age story about friendships, self-image and first love…

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Review of ‘The Secrets of Magnolia Moon’

By | Nov 2, 2019
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It was hope that made grass grow and waves rise and babies stand. And when the grass got trampled, the waves crashed down and babies toppled over, it was hope that made…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: The Stormy Protest’

By Megan Daley | Sep 19, 2019
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Title: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: The Stormy Protest’  Author:  Trent Maxwell and David Lawrence Illustrator: Peter Baldwin Publisher: Affirm Press  Themes: surf lifesaving; lifeguards; rescue; family; friendship; goal setting; community engagement; teamwork; caring for the environment; protest.…

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Review + Teachers’ Notes: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: In Deep Water’

By Megan Daley | Feb 18, 2019
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Title: ‘Maxi the Lifeguard: In Deep Water’ Author:  Trent Maxwell and David Lawrence Illustrator: Peter Baldwin Publisher: Affirm Press  Themes: surf lifesaving; lifeguards; rescue; family; friendship; goal setting; community engagement; teamwork; caring for the…

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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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Book People: Anna Ciddor

By Megan Daley | Mar 14, 2016
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I’ve just finished reading ‘The Family with Two Front Doors’ by Anna Ciddor, a story which absolutely captivated me and took me back to my pre-teen years when I went through a stage…

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Book People: Claire Saxby

By Megan Daley | May 30, 2015
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I have long loved the work of Claire Saxby and her latest work is no exception – in fact it possibly my new favourite illustrated fiction book (this is what I term…

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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: Ananda Braxton-Smith

By Megan Daley | Aug 27, 2014
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I have read and very much enjoyed Ananda Braxton-Smiths young adult series, ‘The Secrets of Carrick’. I do so love it when an accomplished YA writers turns their talent to our younger…

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Book People: David Mackintosh

By Megan Daley | Aug 20, 2014
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I have loved the work of David Mackintosh for the longest time and I am so excited to be featuring him here today – I rather loved what he said about his ‘typical…

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