Episode 48: 10 Minutes with Felice Arena

April 18, 2023

In episode 48 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Felice Arena

Meet Felice Arena and hear about his latest book ‘The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan’. Plus, Allison has some insights for encouraging teens to read (hint: it’s not about you) and Megan shares tips for using book series with beginner readers. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Loki: A Bad God’s Guide To Being Good’ by Louie Stowell

‘The Secret of Splint Hall’ by Katie Cotton

‘Chickenology’ written by Barbara Sandri and Francesco Giu-bbilini. Illustrated by Camilla Pintonato 

‘All the Little Tricky Things’ by Karys McEwan

‘A Little Peace of Stillness’ by Lee Anton-Hem. Illustrated by Kath Grimshaw 


10 minutes with Felice Arena

Felice Arena is one of Australia’s much-loved children’s authors.

His books have topped bestseller lists and garnered several awards, including six Australian Children Choice Book Awards.

Some of these include the hugely popular Specky Magee series, his acclaimed historical adventure novels and CBCA notable books The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic, and A Great Escape. Find out more. ​

We spoke about his historical novel The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan. 


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Big Belated Book Launch, Nowra Library, Saturday 30 April.

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Interview with Felice Arena