Episode 150: Ask Us Anything 2.0

March 27, 2024

In episode 150 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Ask Us Anything 2.0

Megan and Allison answer questions from the Your Kid’s Next Read community, from how to enjoy poetry with kids to how to convince a young writer their work needs editing. Plus, a new MG novel provokes a parenting debate.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

Your Holiday was the BEST’ by Maggie Hutchings. Illustrated by Felicita Sala 

‘Look me in the Eye’ by Jane Godwin 

The Clockwork Conspiracy by Sam Sedgman

Seed to Sky: Life in the Daintree by Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli


Ask Us Anything

Ratbags (series) by Tim Harris

Furball (series) by Adrian Beck

The Wish Sisters (series) by Allison Rushby

Episode 2: Books for 7 Year Olds


Australian Verse Novels for Younger Readers (NCACL)

Episode 51: Poetry Books For Kids

It’s The Sound Of The Thing by Maxine Beneba Clarke

100 Ways To Fly by Michelle Taylor

Joe Visser singer/songwriter (AKA Book Boy)


Discovering A Good Read: Exploring Book Discovery and Reading For Pleasure in Australian Teens


Frog Squad: Dessert Disaster by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Shiloh Gordon

Ghost Book by Remy Lai

Episode 148: Kids and Creative Writing


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


Connect with your show hosts

Facebook | Allison Tait | Megan Daley

Twitter | Allison Tait  | Megan Daley

Instagram at Allison Tait | Megan Daley

The YKNR community on Facebook here. 

Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.

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