Episode 28: Bedtime reading for older kids

March 28, 2023

In episode 28 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Bedtime reading for older kids

Bedtime reading for older kids: At what age do you stop reading aloud to kids? And what do you read to older kids if bedtime reading is still a thing? Allison and Megan explore readalouds for older kids. Plus, Allison has two new booklists to share and Megan has a great creative tip from author Zanni Louise.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Big Shot’  (latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney

‘The Chime Seekers’ by Ross Montgomery

‘The Greatest Mistakes That Went Right’ by Maddy Mara. Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

‘The First Scientists’ by Corey Tutt. Illustrated by Blak Douglas

‘You Two, You Two’ by Brooke Hill. Illustrated by Elin Matilda

‘The Tea Dragon Society’ by K. O’Neil

Bingo Question

Harry Potter series

‘The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn’ by Kate Gordon 

‘The Ballad of Melodie Rose’ by Kate Gordon 

‘Aster’s Good Right Things’ by Kate Gordon 

Cici’s Journal series by Joris Chamberlain 

Quick tips

Interview with Zanni Louise on Children’s Books Daily by Megan Daley  

“Create endlessly, whether it’s on a napkin, or on the wall of the shower. Creativity is a muscle, which needs work. The more you use it, the more that muscle develops. Next thing you know, you are dreaming in stories!

Also, be open to playing with ideas. The first idea is rarely the best, so keep playing until something emerges.”

Zanni Louise

New lists from Allison Tait’s website:
21 science books from Cristy Burne
15 amazing new Australian novels as recommended by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman.


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