Episode 99: 10 minutes with Melissa Keil

July 29, 2023

In episode 99 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Melissa Keil

Allison spends 10 minutes with children’s and YA author Melissa Keil, chatting about new editions, writing junior fiction for the first time, and her role in the Imagining The Future project. Plus, Megan shares books about gardening and ideas for home and school library displays.

Books we mention

Click on the links to buy from Booktopia or shop all of the YKNR Podcast recommendations on our dedicated Booktopia page.

Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Mud Puddlers’ by Pamela Rushby

‘Willa and Woof 4: wedding rescue’ by Jacqueline Harvey

‘Bad Grammar’ by Nathan Luff

10 Minutes with Melissa Keil

Melissa Keil is a Melbourne-based author of three YA novels and a junior fiction series, and an editor. Her debut YA novel, Life in Outer Space, was the winner of the 2013 Ampersand Project, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, The CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers), and the Gold INKY. She is one of five authors involved in Imagining The Future, part of the Future You program, an initiative of the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith.

Check out more on the offical website here.

Read more about the Imagining the Future stories here on Children’s Books Daily.

Quick tips

Picture Books Featuring Books About Gardening  by Megan Daley


Connect with your show hosts

Facebook | Allison Tait | Megan Daley

Twitter | Allison Tait  | Megan Daley

Instagram at Allison Tait | Megan Daley

The YKNR community on Facebook here. 

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