Episode 109: 10 minutes with R. A. Spratt

August 9, 2023

In episode 109 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 minutes with R. A. Spratt

Allison interviews bestselling author R. A. Spratt, chatting about her new novel ‘Hamlet is Not OK’, messing about with Shakespeare and being a slow reader. Plus, Megan shares a short story competition for young writers and Allison has a tip for finding out what publishers want.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Desert Jungle’ by Jeannie Baker 

The Unlikely Heroes Club’ by Kate Foster 

‘I’m your Favourite Book’ by Maggie Hutchins and Jess Racklyeft 

‘Dads and Dogs’ by Mick Elliott

Thanks for the Review!

A joy!

Allison and Megan’s quality waffle about books, life, libraries and children’s literature is the highlight of my week. As a time-poor teacher & mum of two bookworms, I leave every podcast inspired with tips to help my students and a raft of authors to discover. Thank you for inspiring me and ensuring that I’m ‘that’ person smiling and laughing aloud whilst sat on the sidelines!!

Raisingwildreaders, 16/06/2023

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10 Minutes with R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is a best-selling author, television writer and podcast host. She is known for the ‘Shockingly Good Stories’,  ‘Friday Barnes’, ‘The Peski Kids’ and ‘Nanny Piggins’ series of books. As well as her popular podcast Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt. Fans of ‘Friday Barnes’ will know that the 11th book in the series called ‘Last Chance’ went on sale earlier this year, but R. A. has a brand new book out very soon called ‘Hamlet is Not OK‘. Brace yourselves.

Quick tips

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Storylinks Young Writers Comp

Megan is going to Storyfest Out West!


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