Episode 57: Making Reading Fun

April 27, 2023

In episode 57 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Making Reading Fun

With all the talk about the importance of reading, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it’s supposed to be fun! Megan and Allison have some tips for keeping the fun factor in reading.

Plus, Allison talks about one of her favourite pages in any book, and Megan has tips for blending numeracy and literacy. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘All Four Quarters of the Moon’ by Shirley Marr

‘Solomon Macaroni and the Cousin Catastrophe’ written by Ashleigh Barton

‘Bluey and Bingos Fancy Restaurant Cookbook’ 

‘Little Ash’ series written be Ash Barty with Jasmin McGaughey. Illustrated by Jade Goodwin

‘Nura and the Immortal Palace’ by M. T. Khan



Huzzah! Maven and Reeve are out in the US! You can find them at Kane Miller and Usborne Books and More.


Making reading fun

Humour in Children’s Literature 

3 Tips for starting a book club

Quick tips

How to write a book dedication by Allison Tait

Numeracy and cooking by Megan Daley 

Lunchbox Chocolate Chip Biscuits  (never fail!)

Review of ‘Ten Pomegranate Street’  (fabulous kids cookbook)


This episode is brought to you by ‘Whodunnit, Eddie Woo?’, the brand-new series from Pan MacMillan Australia. Find out more here.

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

Making reading fun: tips and advice for parents