Episode 122: A Podcast about Nothing

September 27, 2023

In episode 122 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

A Podcast about Nothing

Books about nothing, books that explore nothing, books to give kids when there’s ‘nothing’ to do – Allison and Megan have made a podcast about nothing. Plus, Megan has a tip for expanding a young readers’ understanding of different texts.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Mine! A Story of Not Sharing’ by Klara Persson. Illustrated by Charlotte Ramel Translated by Nichola Smalley  ‘Nikki Hind: Dressed for Success’ by John Dickson. Illustrated by Chantel de Sousa ‘If I Was a Horseby Sophie Blackall  ‘What to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do’ by Davina Bell and Hilary Jean Tapper

Books about nothing

There are days when coming up with podcast topics is beyond us, so we thought, what if we did a podcast about nothing – books about nothing, that is. A book list of books about nothing.

‘Nothing Alike’ by Zewlan Moor, ill. by Peter Cheong
 Violet and Nothing’ by Fiona Burrows 
‘The Book about Nothing’ by Mike Bender and Hugh Murphy
‘Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing’ by Judy Blume
‘Children’s Book of Philosophy’ by Dorling Kindersley
‘Today We Have we No Plans’
by Jane Godwin. Ill by Anna Walker
‘Don’t Forget’ by Jane Godwin, ill. by Anna Walker 
‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snicket, ill. by Jon Klassen
‘The Most Delicious Soup and Other Stories’ by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
‘I’m almost never bored’ by Anna Milbourne
 ‘The Queen of Nothing
by Holly Black (The Folk of the Air #3)  

Quick tips

Katherine Rundell’s Top Tips for Young Writers


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