Episode 63: Why Should I Read?

May 23, 2023

In episode 63 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Why Should I Read?

How do you answer when a young person asks why they should read? Megan and Allison have some ideas. Plus, Allison has a hack for parents of older kids and Megan has tips for hosting an author visit at school.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

 ‘A Guide to Creatures in Your Neighbourhood’ by Zoë Sado-kier-ski, Andrew Burrell, Dieter Ho-kuli, John Martin, Thom van Dooren

‘Farmhouse’ by Sophie Blackall 

‘Against All Odds’ by Craig Challen and Richar Harris with Ellis Henican 

‘Flipper and Finnegan: The True Story of How Tiny Jumpers Saved Little Penguins’ by Sophie Cunningham, illustrated by Anil Tortop

‘Big World, Tiny World: Reef’ by Jess Racklyeft

‘Dead Good Detectives’by Jenny McLachlan

‘Wednesday Weeks and the Dungeon of Fire’ by Cristy Burne and Denis Knight

Why should I read?

What to say when a young reader aks.

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by ‘How To Be Prime Minister (And Survive Grade 5)  by Carla Fitzgerald, out now with University of Queensland Press. Find out more here.

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Why should I read? An author and a teacher librarian answer a difficult question