Episode 131: 10 minutes with Katrina Nannestad

November 29, 2023

In episode 131 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:


10 minutes with Katrina Nannestad

Allison interviews Katrina Nannestad, award-winning author of middle-grade historical fiction (and YKNR favourite) about her new novel ‘Silver Linings’, writing family history and choosing a ‘voice’ for a story. Plus, Megan has tips for Christmas holiday reading.

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‘Secret Sparrow’ by Jackie French 

‘How to be a Friend’ by Sarah Ayoub. Illustrated by Mini Purnell 

The Crayons Go Back to School by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers 

The Puppets of Spelhorst (A Norendy Tale)by Kate DiCamillo and Julie Morstad (Full review by Dimity Powell)

‘What you need to be warm’ by Neil Gaiman, plus assorted illustrators



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

Teacher, Teacher: Stories of Inspirational Educators, edited by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley, ill. by Max Hamilton (Feb 2024, preorders available)

The Christmas Wish (The Wish Sisters #5) by Allison Rushby

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10 minutes with Katrina Nannestad

Katrina Nannestad interviewKatrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian children’s author who writes historical fiction, mystery, action, adventure and humor. She is a firm favourite in the Your Kid’s Next Read community, with her historical fiction in particular on hot rotation for recommendations. Find out more at katrinanannestad.com

In this episode, we had a chat about her new novel, Silver Linings, which is very close to her heart. Find out more about the book here.


Silver Linings by Katrina Nannestad


Quick tips

Christmas holiday reading ideas

Book advent calendar 

Gingerbread playdough (recipe reading) 

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Katrina Nannestad