Episode 112: 10 mins with Sarah Armstrong

August 12, 2023

In episode 112 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 mins with Sarah Armstrong

Allison spends 10 minutes with Sarah Armstrong, chatting about moving from adult novels to children’s fantasy, creating magic, and her new novel ‘Magic Awry’, out August 2nd 2023. Plus, Megan has tips for pumping up reading in schools this term, and Allison is encouraging authors to get organised.

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‘If I Were a Lion’ by Kitty Black and Giuseppe Poli  

‘The Perilous Promotion of Trilby Moffat’ by Kate Temple Book 2 in Triby Moffat 

‘Dr Suess’s ABC’ (60th Anniversary edition) by Dr Suess

‘Scar Town’ by Tristan Bancks

‘I am Lupe’ by Sela Ahosivi-Atiola. Illustrated by Yani Agustina

‘Ratbags 3: Best Of Pests’ by Tim Harris and Shiloh Gordon

‘Teacher, Teacher’ by Megan Daley (editor)

‘The First Summer of Callie McGee’ by A.L. Tait

10 mins with Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong is an author, and former journalist. Her debut novel, ‘Salt Rain’, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and she went on to write two more novels for adults. Now she has turned her attention to children’s fiction – her first novel for kids, ‘Big Magic’, was published in 2022 and is a Notable book in the  2023 CBCA Book of the Year awards. The sequel, ‘Magic Awry’, is out August 2nd. 


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