Episode 4: Encouraging kids to read non-fiction

November 4, 2021

In episode 004 of Your Kid’s Next Read podcast: 

Encouraging kids to read non-fiction

Wondering how to encourage kids to read non-fiction books? Megan has the answers and we delve into magazines for tweens. Quick tips to help young writers build vivid worlds, and ways to create a reading space for your baby.

Plus, Megan discovers a brand-new book to help kids learn about sharing, while Allison is reading a memoir about Australia’s first children’s author. 

Books we mention

Click on the links to buy from Booktopia or shop all of the YKNR Podcast recommendations on our dedicated Booktopia page.

Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Searching for Charlotte’ by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

‘The Little Red Writing Book’ by Mark Tredinnick

‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr 

‘How to Talk to a Tiger … and Other Animals’ Jason Bittel and Kesley Buzzell 

‘Florence and Fox’ by Zanni Louise and Anna Pignataro

Encouraging kids to read non-fiction


Teen Breathe



Double Helix

Quick tips

Kids Creative Writing Quest by Allison Tait for the Writers Centre

Find out more about your hosts here

Allison Tait – Allisontait.com

Megan Daley – Childrensbooksdaily.com


Or get social with them here








Join the YKNR community!

Your Kid’s Next Read on Facebook


Meet Allison Rushby

Allison is the third, much shyer member of #teamyknr

Find out about Allison and her books at allisonrushby.com

Encouraging kids to read non-fiction