Reading Activites

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’: Printables and Craft

By Megan Daley | Dec 14, 2016
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‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you…

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Review of ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’

By Megan Daley | Apr 29, 2013
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Title: ‘Amelia Ellicott’s Garden’ Author: Liliana Stafford Illustrator: Stephen Michael King Publisher:  Scholastic Australia Themes: community, gardening, chickens, urban life, friendship, sharing. Click on title links or cover image to purchase.  Pud…

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Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

By Megan Daley | Mar 31, 2013
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Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you…

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Review of ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’

By Megan Daley | Mar 21, 2013
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Title: ‘Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen’ Author/Illustrator: Narelle Oliver Publisher: Scholastic/Omnibus Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  Australian birds, fantasy, imagination, habitat, visual literacy   I always look forward to…

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Children’s Books about Gardening

By Megan Daley | Mar 13, 2013
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I adore gardening but am a very chaotic and sporadic gardener. Photos of my garden on this blog are of teeny tiny sections of my garden as mostly my garden is a disaster zone.…

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Review of ‘The Treasure Box’

By Megan Daley | Feb 15, 2013
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Title: ‘The Treasure Box’ Author: Margaret Wild Illustrator: Freya Blackwood Publisher: Penguin Age Range: Middle Primary – adult Themes:  war, peace, lifetimes, resilience, hope, survival, literature, libraries, story. With a writer of the calibre…

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Children’s Books

By Megan Daley | Feb 5, 2013
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We have a good friend called Maya, whose family does a great job celebrating Chinese New Year and I’ve asked her to contribute some ideas to my ‘celebrating Chinese New Year’ list below.…

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Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 18, 2013
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For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored the tail and was pretty…

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Review of ‘The Terrible Suitcase’

By Megan Daley | Jan 6, 2013
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Title: ‘The Terrible Suitcase’ Author: Emma Allen Illustrator: Freya Blackwood Publisher: Omnibus Books Age Range: Early Childhood  – Lower Primary Themes: starting school, school, classrooms, making friends, acceptance, tantrums, imagination, adventure, space…

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Holiday Reading and Writing Journals

By Megan Daley | Dec 21, 2012
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Recently I found one of my old holiday journals. It is full of glued in Christmas cards, bus tickets, movie tickets, whinges and reflections on a family holiday, letters from friends on…

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Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’

By Megan Daley | Oct 9, 2012
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Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Title: ‘Squish Rabbit’ Author/Illustrator: Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed…

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Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Reading Activity

By Megan Daley | Oct 2, 2012
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Gumnut Baby Materials

We have so enjoyed reading ‘The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ of late. These classic Australian books contain images and adventures that stay with you always…to this day I still imagine little…

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