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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I will never be reading these books, the covers alone terrify me, so I’m very pleased Jazzy has tackled these. Jazzy also takes a close look at the age recommendations on them,…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The Flyaway Girls’

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2017
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I feel so very honoured that Jazzy, of Jazzy’s Bookshelf, shares some of her reviews here on Children’s Books Daily. Reviews by young people, for young people, are the very best kind…

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The Books and the Bees

By Megan Daley | Dec 12, 2016
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It’s been a big month for my lovely little Earth Angels at school! Earth Angels is our sustainability group in the Junior School and each year we focus on issues of environmental…

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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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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Ruby Redfort: Look into my Eyes’

By Megan Daley | Nov 14, 2016
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I do so love it when Jazzy sends me an email with another of her reviews. I adore reading good reviews by young people and I often use the reviews of Jazzy…

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Transgender Books for Younger Readers

By Megan Daley | Oct 27, 2016
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Look,I sometimes feel that I use Trish Buckley’s reviewing expertise purely for the ‘tricky’ books, the books I just don’t know what to do with or what to say about, but love…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘Wishful Thinking’

By Megan Daley | May 2, 2016
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy! What do you do when many half-forgotten Celtic deities start hanging around in your garden like it’s…

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Jazzy Reviews: ‘The School for Good and Evil’

By Megan Daley | Mar 28, 2016
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Jazzy of Jazzy‘s Bookshelf is one of my favourite teen reviewers. Her latest review is below. Thank you Jazzy! Imagine you are at home, safe and sound with your cat, mother, book aaand… graveyard. Your mad…

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Book People: Michael Gerard Bauer

By Megan Daley | Apr 17, 2013
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‘Book People’ is a series of posts in which you will meet some talented and dedicated authors, illustrators and publishers.  These are the people that start our children or students on their…

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Review of ‘Baby Tawnies’

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2013
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  Please welcome to Children’s Books Daily, Fiona Eastwood. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School. ‘Baby Tawnies’ is a delightful book for younger readers – it…

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Review of ‘Found: The Art of Recycling’

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2013
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Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian at Coopers Plains State School and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both…

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Review of ‘Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline’

By Megan Daley | Apr 6, 2013
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Please welcome Fiona Eastwood to Children’s Books Daily. Fiona is a primary school teacher librarian and like me she is completing her Masters – so we both really should not have been…

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Review of ‘Pennies for Hitler’

By Megan Daley | Mar 21, 2013
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Welcome guest reviewer – Jackie Child! Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she…

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Review of ‘Louis Beside Himself’

By Megan Daley | Mar 18, 2013
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Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she runs, hops, skips, jumps…

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Hear My Voice: Why We Must Sing to Our Children

By Megan Daley | Jan 30, 2013
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I have asked the musically gifted Jen Teh to write a series on music, song and language in our children’s lives. Singing and reading are all important in language development and so…

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