Episode 149: 10 minutes with Nat Amoore

March 20, 2024

In episode 149 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:


10 minutes with Nat Amoore

Allison interviews ‘bucket of fun’ children’s author Nat Amoore about the first instalment in her new junior fiction series ‘Showerland’. Plus, Megan is celebrating (and breaking the internet) and we’re having a special event!



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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Wongutha Tales’ by May O’Brien  (Teachers’ Notes)

‘Miimi and Buwaarr’ by Melissa Greenwood

‘You’re Fabulous as you Are’ by Sophie Beer 

Dinosaur in My Pocket by Ashleigh Barton and Blithe Fielden

Tearaway Coach by Neridah McMullin and Andrew McLean




A. L. Tait interview with Alphabet Soup


10 minutes with Nat Amoore

About Nat

Nat Amoore new seriesNat Amoore describes herself on her website as ‘children’s author, speaker, all-round bucket of fun’, which sums her up pretty well.

She’s the author of four middle-grade novels, Including ‘Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire’, which was Australia’s #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019, ‘The Power of Positive Pranking’, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Reading Children’s Book Prize, and ‘The Right Way To Rock’, which was a CBCA Notable and a nominee for the 2023 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.

Her latest novel is ‘Showerland: Break The Curse’, the first in a new junior fiction series,


About Showerland

Showerland by Nat AmooreA hilarious junior fiction series where getting in the shower might send you to another world!

Felix hates Mondays. Dad’s yelling at him to get up. His little brother, Olly, is being super annoying. So when Felix shuts the bathroom door, he wishes he could get away. He turns on the shower and . . .


Felix finds himself standing in the middle of a field . . . naked . . . with an army of soldiers charging at him.

Step 1: Avoid flying pitchforks!
Step 2: Find some PANTS.

Nat’s book recommendations

Solomon Macaroni and the Vampire Vacation by Ashleigh Barton 

Ratbags (series) by Tim Harris, illustrator by Shiloh Gordon

This Is My Book by Tim Harris and Heidi McKinnon (out 7 May)

Quick tips

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Join Allison Tait and Allison Rushby from Team Your Kid’s Next Read live on Zoom for a deep dive into Teens & Reading. With special guests Dr Bronwyn Reddan from Deakin University’s Teen Reading and Digital Practices Research Programme, and Trisha Buckley, experienced secondary school teacher-librarian, book reviewer, literary judge and vice-president CBCA (Qld branch), we’ll look at:

• what teens are reading (and what they’re not)

• what’s stopping teens reading

• how they discover great books in the digital age

• how to encourage your teens to read more

• why it matters

And you’ll have the chance to ask the experts your burning questions!

You MUST register to attend and receive your Zoom link.


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 Nat Amoore