Episode 65: 10 Minutes with Dani Vee

May 25, 2023

In episode 65 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Dani Vee

We spend 10 minutes with debut author (and veteran podcaster) Dani Vee, discussing her extraordinary new picture book. Plus, Allison has Book Week tips for authors and Megan shares some book-related career options for keen young readers.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Wild Things: How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don’t’ by Sally Rippin 

‘The Happiest Boy on Earth’ by Eddie Jaku

‘You Are Enough: A little one’s guide to embracing self-love’ by Jess Sanders with art by Ocean Hughes

‘Eboy: A new Gemini’ by Anh Do. book #4


Check out the music of Allison’s son Joe Visser!

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10 Minutes with Dani Vee

Dani’s debut picture book ‘My EXTRAordinary Mum’, published by Larrikin House is OUT NOW. Her ‘Unlucky Dad’ six picture book series and a short story in a crime fiction anthology are coming in 2023. Dani Vee is host of the popular literary podcast Words and Nerds. Dani also works in publicity and acquisitions at Larrikin House. You can find her facilitating panels or presenting at literary festivals and online you will find her here.

Quick tips

Allison’s Quick Tips this week come from ‘7 things children’s authors must know’, her one-hour masterclass with Sue Whiting, which is available for download at her website.


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Dani Vee interview