Episode 64: Let’s talk about ‘takeaway’ fiction

May 24, 2023

In episode 64 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Let’s talk about ‘takeaway’ fiction

Should you restrict what kids read? Megan responds to several queries about how to move kids away from series that parents feel are ‘lightweight’ or ‘fluff’, and Allison has tips for knowing when a story is finished.

Plus, why we should encourage kids to take on books about  ‘darker’ topics.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Whose Dinosaur Bones?’ by Chihiro Takeuchi 

‘How Do You Say I Love You?’ by Ashleigh Barton. Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek 

‘What’s The Big Idea? Australian Inventions that Changed the World’  by Sue Lawson 

‘A Little Spark’ by Barry Jonsberg (YA)

‘Ming and Marie: Spy For Freedom’ by Jackie French

‘Answers in the pages’by David Levithan

Should you restrict what kids read?

Let’s face it, every book your young reader picks up won’t be a classic. But should you worry about the ‘lightweight’ reads? Megans shares her tips and advice. 

Quick tips

How to know when a story is finished by Allison Tait



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Should you restrict what kids read? Advice about lightweight fiction