Episode 147: 10 minutes with Jacqueline Harvey

March 6, 2024

In episode 147 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:


10 minutes with Jacqueline Harvey

Allison chats to bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey about her brand-new picture book ‘Kevin The Sheep’, writing in rhyme and the secrets of a great school visit. Plus, Megan has tips for sharing wordless picture books


Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Showerland: Break the Curse’ by Nat Amoore

‘Bluey: Trains’ 

Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry (10th Anniversary Edition)

Amanda Commander #4: The Blues-day Tuesday by Coral Vass and Heidi Cooper Smith



10 minutes with Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey author interviewJacqueline Harvey is the author of 60 titles for children, selling more than two million copies across picture books, junior fiction and middle grade, including the popular Alice-Miranda, Kensy & Max, Clementine Rose and Willa & Woof series.

Jacqueline is an ambassador for Dymocks Children’s Charities and Room to Read and is passionate about improving literacy outcomes for all children. In 2022 she became the Patron of Somerset Storyfest.

Her latest picture book is Kevin The Sheep, illustrated by Kate Isobel Scott.

Find out more.



Kevin the Sheep by Jacqueline HarveyA laugh-out-loud picture book perfect for children who love Pig the Pug and Macca the Alpaca.

Why can’t Kevin be more like the flock?!

Kevin the Sheep is unusual,
he does things his own way.
But will being different help him save the day?




Jacqueline’s recommendations

Grandpa’s Teeth by Rod Clement 

Neil the Amazing Cucumber by Amelia McInerney and Lucinda Gifford 


Quick tips

‘Wave’ by Suzy Lee

‘Shadow’ by Suzy Lee


Our books

The Mapmaker Chronicles series by A. L. Tait

The Ateban Cipher (duology) by A. L. Tait

The Maven & Reeve Mysteries by A. L. Tait

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

The Beehive by Megan Daley

Teacher, Teacher (anthology), edited by Megan Daley

Raising Readers by Megan Daley


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Interview with Jacqueline Harvey, author of 60 children's books