Episode 56: Holiday Reading

April 26, 2023

In episode 56 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Holiday Reading

Holiday reading for kids: with school holidays upon us again, Megan and Allison look at why it’s important to keep kids reading and how to make it a pleasure.

Plus, Megan has some holiday read suggestions for adults and Allison urges aspiring children’s authors to find their writing community, with tips on how to do it. And then there’s the Viking Winter Solstice party…

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Team Trouble’ and ‘Time Out’ by Eddie Woo, Dave Hartley, Jess Black. Illustrated by Mitch Vane 

‘What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say’ by  Davina Bell, Hilary Jean Tapper 

‘Cop and Robber’ by Tristan Bancks

‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold. Illustrated by Levi Pinfold 

‘The Last Bear’ by Hannah Gold. Illustrated by Levi Pinfold 


Teachers’ Notes for ‘What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say’ 

Read Chapter One of ‘Cop and Robber’  

Story Arts Festival 

‘Cop and Robber’ book launch and workshop (Brisbane) 

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Book Week book

Holiday reading for kids

‘Beach reads for kids’  – episode 31

‘Festive season gift giving’ –  episode 26 (Allison Tait’s Creative Writing Quest)

‘Books for Outdoor Adventuring’ – episode 29

‘Choosing e-readers’- episode 16

 ‘Screen free summer’ – episode 32

Quick tips

How I Found my Writing Community by Allison Tait


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.

Holiday reading for kids