Welcome to WASLA's first PD for 2022, to be held on Tuesday 29 March 5.30pm - 6.30pm (WST).
Join us for an online presentation with Megan Daley.
A link will be sent to your email address before the presentation.
Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and is the author of the bestselling book 'Raising Readers', published by UQP in 2019. She is a Teacher Librarian in Brisbane and has been awarded the Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year, as well as the national Dromkeen Librarian’s Award. A former national vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Megan is also a regular literary judge, creator of the popular website Children's Books Daily and co-host of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast. She also has a few more books contracted and in the pipeline…
As the tween and teen years hit, the competing pressures of home, study, sport, screen time and socialising is a balancing act and reading for pleasure often declines, even in children who have previously loved reading. It is also a challenging age in terms of book choices as they begin to transition from younger reader books to middle-grade novels and young adult (YA) books. In this talk hosted by the Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA), Megan Daley walks us through the challenges and provides advice and practical strategies to support reading in the tween and teen years. This talk is suitable for parents, educators, librarians, teacher librarians and all those interested in youth literature.