Episode 101: 10 Minutes with Samera Kamaleddine

August 1, 2023

In episode 101 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Samera Kamaleddine

We spend 10 minutes with prize-winning author Samera Kamaleddine, chatting about moving to middle grade, feeling small in the world, and becoming a librarian. Plus, Megan is going camping and Allison flags a great literary activity for schools.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Craft Roach’ by Rachel Burke. Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett

‘Spellhound: a Dragon of Hallow Book’ (Dragons of Hallow #1) by Lian Tanner 

‘A Friend for George’ by Gabriel Evans 

‘Tulips for Breakfast’ by Catherine Baeur

‘Little Lunch: The B Block Roof’ by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane

10 mins with Samera Kamaleddine

Samera Kamaleddine is the author of YA novel ‘Half My Luck’, published in 2020 after the manuscript won the HarperCollins Matilda Prize, and the brand-new middle-grade novel ‘The Sideways Orbit of Evie Hart’.

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