Guest Bloggers

Jazzy Reviews: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

By Megan Daley | Jul 16, 2018
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I was so hoping that Jazzy might review, ‘Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow’! I absolutely LOVED it but wanted the opinion of an actual teen reader – enter Jazzy of Jazzy’s Bookshelf.…

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Young Reader and Reviews

By Megan Daley | Jun 14, 2018
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A ten year-old family friend of ours is an avid reader and churns through books in paper form and on her Kindle at a great rate. Her mother told me recently that…

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On ‘Monsters’ by Stephen Axelsen

By Megan Daley | Jun 1, 2018
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This is Part Two of the story behind the story of ‘Monsters’. Part One is here. In Part Two, my very dear friend and talented illustrator, Stephen Axelsen, shares with us how…

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Review of ‘Gecko’

By Megan Daley | May 15, 2018
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This review is another by Dr Sam Lloyd AKA one of my neighbours, and also an ecologist and manager for South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium. Sam is also a former…

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Review of ‘Finn’s Feather’

By Megan Daley | May 3, 2018
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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time, having read it in manuscript form some time ago and having followed Rachel Noble’s own journey with grief since…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Wonder of Us’

By Megan Daley | May 3, 2018
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‘The Wonder of Us’  by Kim Culbertson appeals to me as I love and adore realistic fiction and YA is my happy place. I’ve got this one to read on my girls…

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Review of ‘Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables’

By Megan Daley | Mar 19, 2018
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The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . .  The very best school based stories resonate with children and teachers…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Missing’ by Sue Whiting

By Megan Daley | Feb 28, 2018
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I’m buckling under the weight of a million questions. Did she walk along here? Did the people in the shops and on the street see her? Speak to her on her last…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘How to Hang a Witch’

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2018
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy!   People recoil from me as I navigate the hallway. Not the freshmen so much –…

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Review of ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio

By Megan Daley | Jan 14, 2018
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Jazzy from Jazzy’s Bookshelf has been a long time reviewer for me and I always smile when I see one of her emails and reviews pop up my inbox. At twelve years…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Wonderling’

By Megan Daley | Oct 16, 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! Number Thirteen watched in horror as Mug threw the poor thing as high as he could. But…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Chronicles of Jack McCool: The Amulet of Athlone’

By Megan Daley | Sep 28, 2017
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It’s always great to receive a review from Jazzy. Terrific to see she’s using her holidays for reading. And this one does look like a fabulous holiday read. Jazzy has her own…

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Review of ‘Kookoo Kookaburra’

By Megan Daley | Aug 17, 2017
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I have most excellent neighbours – I really do. I always knew this, but the past few months has really proven this; the care they have shown the girls and I, as…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Raymie Nightingale’

By Megan Daley | Aug 9, 2017
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Tween book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of ‘Raymie Nightingale’ by Kate DiCamillo. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see her blog homepage here and ‘like’ her…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Akarnae’

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2017
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A kid review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni | Children's Books Daily

Kid book blogger Jazzy is back, this time with a review of ‘Akarnae’, the first book in The Medoran Chronicles series by Lynette Noni. You can read Jazzy’s complete bio here, see…

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Review of ‘The Fall’

By Megan Daley | Jul 3, 2017
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Book review: The Fall by Tristan Bancks

Megan describes herself as ‘an avid fan’ of Australian kids/YA author Tristan Bancks (you can read her Book People interview with him here). Given that her ‘mind was blown’ by Tristan’s novel…

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Review of ‘The Boy and the Spy’

By Megan Daley | Jun 7, 2017
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Jacqueline Harvey reviews The Boy And The Spy by Felice Arena

This week, Team Megan’s Blog has great pleasure in bringing together two of the biggest names in Australian children’s literature, as bestselling author (and one of Megan’s favourites) Jacqueline Harvey reviews ‘The Boy…

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Review of ‘Dragonfly Song’

By Megan Daley | May 31, 2017
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Book review: Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

In the lead-up to the announcement in August of the CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Team Megan’s Blog plans to bring you reviews of as many shortlisted books as we can.…

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Jazzy’s Reviews: ‘Hetty Feather’

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2017
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Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson reviewed by a kid book blogger

The lovely Jazzy is back this week with a brand-new review for your reading pleasure! Megan loves sharing her blog with young reviewers, and Jazzy is one of her favourites. This week,…

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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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