Episode 75: 10 Minutes with Alison Lester

June 5, 2023

In episode 75 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Alison Lester

Alison Lester on the secret of writing ‘read it again’ picture books: Allison interviews beloved Australian author Alison Lester. Plus, four creative writing books for kids 6-12 and Megan has a tip for making a journal out of a piece of paper.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Courage of Magnolia Moon’ by Edwina Wyatt 

‘My Strange Shrinking Parents’ by Zeno Sworder 

‘Wishes come in Threes’ by Andy Jones

‘Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs’ by Razeena Omar Gutta, art by Manal Mirza

10 mins with Alison Lester

Allison Tait spends 10 minutes with the remarkable Alison Lester. Lester’s latest book is ‘A Tiny Light’.  You can read more about Alison Lester here. Teachers’ notes for ‘A Tiny Light’ are here.

Quick tips

Creative Writing Books

‘Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children’s Guide to writing’by Andy Jones. Illustrated by Olaf Falafel

‘Once Upon a Slime’ by Andy Griffiths. Illustrated by Terry Denton

‘Write Your Own Story Book’ by Louie Stowell

‘Story Writers Ideas Notebook’ by Louie Stowell 

Make your own journal from a piece of paper here and here.


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