Episode 43: Book Reviewers to Bookmark

April 13, 2023

In episode 43 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Book Reviewers to Bookmark

Australian children’s book reviewers: What makes a great book review? Where can you find useful children’s literature reviews? This week, Megan and Allison share some of their favourite Australian book review websites, blogs and magazines.

Plus, how to give young writers feedback that doesn’t hurt, and more tips for learning at home.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Sadie series’ by Lana Spasevski (early childhood – lower primary)

‘The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan’ by Felice Arena (middle primary  – upper primary)

‘Alfie The Brave’ by Richard Harris and Simon Howe (early childhood and dog lovers)

 ‘Ceremony’ by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing. Illustrated by David Hardy (early childhood – lower primary)

‘Camp Canberra’ by Krys Saclier. Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox (middle primary – upper primary)

‘Vote for Me’ by Krys Saclier. Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox (2020) (middle primary – upper primary)

Surviving the Wild series by Remy Lai  (lower primary – middle primary)


Book reviewers to bookmark

Australian children’s book reviewers to bookmark

Dimity Powell of Dim’s Reviews)

Ashleigh Meikle of The Book Muse 

Trish Buckley of Trish Talks Texts (and others) 

Alphabet Soup

Betty’s Book Club 

Momo Time To Read 

The Book Curator

Joy Lawn of Paperbark Words

Reading Time   

Shannon of Oh Creative Day 

Story Links

Sue Warren of Just So Stories


Quick tips

Audio Books while in iso! by Megan Daley

Audio book ideas in Episode 35

If you’re in iso like Megan and Co. here are some ‘at home’ learning activities 

One of Megan’s ALL TIME FAVOURITE audio books

Connect with your show hosts

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

Australian children's book reviewers