Episode 10: How to start a book club

March 10, 2023

In episode 010 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

How to start a book club


Book clubs can be a great way to engage young readers of all kinds, but where (and how) do you start? Megan shares some brilliant tips for finding members, choosing books and even what kind of food to serve (yes, really).

Plus, Allison is excited about the program for the 2021 Shoalhaven Readers’ & Writers’ Festival and Megan has tips for keeping kids occupied during long car trips (or just at the dining table as and when required).

Books we mention

Click on the links to buy from Booktopia or shop all of the YKNR Podcast recommendations on our dedicated Booktopia page.

Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Mertales: The Best Friend Promise’ by Rebecca Timmis

‘All the Murmuring Bones’ by A. G. Slatter

‘Time Catchers: When Days Tilt’ by Karen Ginnane

‘Wombat’ by Christopher Cheng and Liz Duthie

‘Where the Heart is’ by Irma Gold and Susannah Crispe

‘A Pair of Pears and an Orange’ by Anna McGregor

How to start a book club

Build a Book Club self-paced e-course by Megan Daley

‘Raising Readers’ by Megan Daley

Quick tips

Writing for kids: 5 top tips for creating a page-turning story by Allison Tait


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Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com


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How to start a book club for kids