Books by Megan Daley

Megan Daley’s first book ‘Raising Readers: How To Nurture A Child’s Love Of Books‘ was published in 2017 by UQP. In 2023, she was proud to edit and introduce ‘Teacher, Teacher‘ (Affirm Press), an anthology of stories by Australian authors celebrating inspiring educators – a subject close to her heart. Megan’s debut picture book ‘The Beehive‘ (ill. by Max Hamilton) will be published by Walker Books in 2024.

 

Raising Readers does exactly what the title promises. It covers all ages from infants to teenagers, references academic research, includes well-known voices who speak with authority on a range of topics, and recommends a number of relevant texts for readers of all ages. The scope of this informative text is ambitious and tightly structured, consistently clear and always authentic. Highly recommended.”

Trisha Buckley | Teacher Librarian

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Raising Readers

By Megan Daley

Raising Readers

Teacher Teacher

By Megan Daley

Teacher, Teacher

The Beehive

By Megan Daley

The Beehive

Raising Readers

Some children shy away from reading, while others simply can’t put a book down, even at the dinner table! Regardless of which category your child falls into, many parents grapple with how best to nurture their child’s literacy journey. When is the right time to start reading to your child? How do you discover that special book to ignite a reluctant reader’s passion? How can you ensure a book is age-appropriate? And what strategies can you employ to keep your preteen engrossed in reading well into their adolescent years?

Award-winning teacher librarian Megan Daley holds the keys to these questions and more. Drawing from her rich fifteen years of experience, she presents a warm and accessible guide, enriched with the latest research findings and personal anecdotes from renowned Australian children’s authors.

This invaluable resource is brimming with practical advice, including recommended reading lists and insights on organizing book-themed activities. Published by UQP, ‘Raising Readers’ stands as an essential handbook for parents and educators, equipping them to instill a deep love for books in the children they care about. It’s your go-to for cultivating a lifelong passion for reading.

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“Raising Readers is the perfect gift for a family and I would also share this book with anyone who is new to the role of teacher librarian. This book made me smile, laugh, cry (yes) and cheer!” 

Momotimetoread | review

 

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Teacher, Teacher

An anthology about the power of teachers and their capacity to shape lives, edited by award-winning teacher librarian Megan Daley.

The power of an exceptional teacher cannot be overestimated. Sometimes it is not about what they taught you, but about how they made you feel as a person.

These are authentic accounts focusing on both the light and more sombre educational journeys of 30 key contributors, including Jessie Tu, Tony Birch, Rick Morton, Jacqueline Harvey + many more. Defying the usual stereotypes, Teacher, Teacher provides insight into what makes an exceptional teacher and is a celebration of great educators everywhere.

“A profession is a career for which you are paid, a vocation encompasses not just your career, but your life’s work and often, your calling”

Megan Daley | “Teacher, Teacher’

The Beehive

Prepare to embark on a unique journey into the world of native stingless bees, the unsung heroes of pollination, in the company of award-winning teacher librarian and author Megan Daley and Max Hamilton, a CBCA Awards shortlisted illustrator.

Hive day is finally here! Willow’s been counting down the days until groundskeeper Tom divides the school’s native stingless beehive into two, allowing her to take home her very own hive. Every detail must be perfect to ensure the bees flourish in their new home. The story unfolds beautifully alongside a treasure trove of captivating facts about Australia’s native bees, making ‘The Beehive’ a delightful and informative read.

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“The dual text parallels Willow’s story with fascinating facts about Australian’s Native bees, and is perfect for your people aged 5+ who are interested in Science and Nature. The Beehive would be an excellent resouces for families…”

Karys McEwen | Books+Publishing 

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