Episode 15: All about book launches

March 15, 2023

In episode 015 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

All about book launches

What exactly goes on at a book launch and why would you take your kids to one? Megan and Allison take you inside the secrets of book launches and look at how to find them and who should attend (spoiler: everyone).  Plus, Allison has a very quick but important tip for kids who’d love to write better, and Megan shares three new books she loves (one of which makes Allison sigh with relief).

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Wolf’s Howl’ (A Maven & Reeve Mystery #2) by A. L. Tait

‘Anemone is not the enemy’ by Anna McGregor

‘The Song of Lewis Carmichael’ by Sofie Laguna. Illustrated by Marc McBride

‘AmAZed! CSIRO’s A to Z of Biodiversity’ by Andrea Wild

‘My Favourite Teachers’ by Beck and Robin Feiner



Don’t miss the live zoom event to launch Allison’s new middle-grade novel, ‘The Wolf’s Howl’ (A Maven & Reeve Mystery #2).

This one is just for kids and she’ll share the secrets of creating brilliant stories, including:

  • where she gets her amazing ideas
  • how she breathes life into her vivid characters
  • the most important question she asks herself
  • how she creates page-turning adventures and baffling mysteries
  • and much more.

Tickets from Eventbrite


All about book launches

How to host a book launch (for authors) by Allison Tait


Quick tips

Writing for Kids: Write What You Love by Allison Tait

‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

‘Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books’ by Megan Daley


Find out more about your hosts here

Allison Tait – Allisontait.com

Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com

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All about book launches