Episode 115: The Joy of ‘Escape’ Reads

August 15, 2023

In episode 115 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

The Joy of ‘Escape’ Reads

Megan and Allison discuss the pleasure of ‘escape’ and holiday reads for kids, and Megan asks the questions educators want to know about Allison’s new book ‘The First Summer of Callie McGee’. Plus, podcast recommendations for writers and the importance of regional literacy programs.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Bowerbird Blues’ by Aura Parker

‘Mizuto and the Wind’ by Kaye Baillie illustrated by Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki

‘The Dog Squad: The Newshound’ by Clara Vulliamy

‘The Concrete Garden’ by Bob Graham

So You Want To Be A Writer (episode 551)

Words and Nerds (episode 613)

KidLit Classics (series 2, episode 16)


Bingo Question

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

‘The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler’ by Lisa Shanahan

‘The Quicksand Pony’and ‘The Snow Pony’ by Allison Lester 

‘The Shop at Hoopers Bend’ by Emily Rodda

‘Dragonskin’ by Karen Foxlee

Kingdoms and Empires series by Jacyln Moriarty

Quick tips

Check out (and support) regional literature festival programs like Storyfest Out West

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