Episode 66: Secrets of a school librarian

May 26, 2023

In episode 66 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Secrets of a School Librarian

Inside a school library… Weirdest thing you’ve ever found used as a bookmark? Most popular book in the library? Megan is in the hot seat this week, answering these questions and many more about her life as a teacher librarian and the ins and outs of school libraries.

Plus, Allison has top tips for writing thrilling stories, and Megan shares brand-new research about reading for enjoyment.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Grub’ by Sandra Severgnini  

‘The Marvellous Manner of Water’ by Phillip Bunting

‘The Colourful World of Poppy Starr Olsen’ by Poppy Starr Olsen with Jess Black

‘The Ape Star’ by Frida Nilsson

‘The Goodbye Year’ by Emily Gale


Allison’s son Joe Visser has an EP on the way! Find out more.

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Secrets of a school librarian

Experienced teacher librarian Megan Daley shares her secrets for running a successful school library!

Quick tips

Writing Crime Thrillers for Adults And Teens by Allison Tait

‘HARK! Hands up who really loves their classroom reading program? TRI this: three approaches to reading instruction’ by Mel Green in the The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (2022)


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Secrets of a school librarian: Megan Daley's tips and advice