Episode 45: 10 Minutes with Allison Rushby

April 15, 2023

In episode 45 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Allison Rushby

Interview with Allison Rushby: the first of our author interviews. Plus, Allison has a list of spooky and scary books for kids, and Megan is showering teacher-librarians with love – and suggests you do too. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘How to Make a Monster: Prometheus High’ by Stuart Wilson  

‘Let’s Build a Backyard by Mike Lucas and Daron Parton 

‘Let’s Build A House’ by Mike Lucas and Daron Parton 

‘The Bravest Word’ by Kate Foster 

‘Return to Factopia!’ By Kate Hale. Illustrated by Andy Smith 

‘Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths’ by Eddie Woo 

Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths 2′ by Eddie Woo 



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Ten Minutes With Allison Rushby

Allison Rushby is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, teens and adults. Her middle-grade novels include The Turnkey (series), The Mulberry Tree, The Ghost Locket and the Penny Dreadful series. She has a new junior fiction series called The Wish Sisters.

Allison is the third member of the Your Kid’s Next Read Team.

Find out more.


Allison Rushby with YKNR team members Megan and Al!


Quick tips

Spooky or scary middle grade books by Allison Tait and Allison Rushby

Five things your teacher librarian wants you to know by Lana Hallowes and Megan Daley

Role of the school library by Megan Daley

The communal act of sharing your voice by Nova Weetman

Top Ten best bluey episodes 

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.


Interview with Allison Rushby