Episode 46: Using Books to Mark Occasions

April 16, 2023

In episode 46 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Using Books to Mark Occasions

Books for occasions: With Easter, ANZAC Day, Mother’s Day, and other significant occasions coming up, Megan and Allison look at how to choose, and use, books to mark important calendar events, whether they’re a cause for celebration in your household or not).

Plus, Megan has ideas for bringing books to life and Allison shares a writing tip for the school holidays. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Freddy the Not-Teddy’ written by Kristen Schroeder. Illustrated by Hilary Jean Tapper.  (early childhood)

‘Take a Breath’ by Sujean Rim. (early childhood – middle primary)

‘Wild Life: the extraordinary adventures of Sir David Attenborough’ by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe. Illustrated by Helen Shoesmith. (middle primary)

‘The Sky is Everywhere’ written by Jandy Nelson. (young adult)

‘How to be Prime Minister and Survive Grade Five’ written by Carla Fitzgerald. (middle grade – out in August)

Books for occasions

Books for ANZAC Day

Books for Easter 

Books for Mother’s Day

Books for Reconcillion Week

What we’re doing

The Ghost Locket Launch, Where the Wild Things Are Brisbane, 14th April

The Big Belated Book Launch, Nowra Library, 30th April

The Bravest Word book launch, Where the Wild Things Are Brisbane, 7th May

Allison Rushby, author of The Ghost Locket, with her trusty YKNR sidekicks!

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.

Books for occasions