Episode 13: Book Week Made Easy

March 13, 2023

In episode 013 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Book Week Made Easy

Book Week costumes made easy. Whether you’re a parent/carer, teacher, librarian, author or other interested party, CBCA Book Week (23-27 August) is fast approaching. With feet in several camps, Megan and Allison share their tips for taking the fuss out of Book Week so you can focus on the fun. Plus, Allison has tips for kids on how to write funny stories and Megan is name dropping (and, er, sneezing mushroom clouds).

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Wolf’s Howl’ (A Maven & Reeve Mystery) by A. L. Tait

‘Enough Love?’ by Maggie Hutchings. Illustrated by Evie Barrow 

 ‘The Story of Australia’ by Don Watson

 ‘Ham Helsing: Vampire Hunter’ by Rich Moyer

‘Devils In Danger’ by Samantha Wheeler



Young Dark Emu debate

Debunking Dark Emu: did the publishing phenomenon get it wrong? (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Foragers or Farmers: Dark Emu and the Controversy over Aboriginal Agriculture  (Taylor & Francis Online)

Bruce Pascoe has welcomed the Dark Emu debate – and so should Australia (The Guardian)

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu series for ABC TV likely to still go ahead (The Sydney Morning Herald)



Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Sourdough bread  


Quick tips

Writing for Kids: How to write funny stories by Allison Tait

Book Week costumes for educators by Megan Daley (Children’s Books Daily)


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Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com


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Book Week costumes made easy