62 episodes

Author Allison Tait and teacher-librarian-author Megan Daley, co-founders of the Your Kid’s Next Read community, talk books and reading for children of all ages. From board books and picture books, to junior fiction, middle-grade novels and YA blockbusters, they’ll help you find the perfect next book for the young readers in your life. Plus, practical tips on getting (and keeping) kids reading and writing, a whole lot of fun and … YKNR book question bingo.

Your Kid's Next Read With Allison Tait and Megan Daley Your Kid's Next Read

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Author Allison Tait and teacher-librarian-author Megan Daley, co-founders of the Your Kid’s Next Read community, talk books and reading for children of all ages. From board books and picture books, to junior fiction, middle-grade novels and YA blockbusters, they’ll help you find the perfect next book for the young readers in your life. Plus, practical tips on getting (and keeping) kids reading and writing, a whole lot of fun and … YKNR book question bingo.

    YKNR 062: 10 minutes with Belinda Murrell

    YKNR 062: 10 minutes with Belinda Murrell

    Megan and Allison spend 10 minutes with award-winning author Belinda Murrell, chatting about her new book ‘The Silver Sea’, how to create immersive fantasy worlds, and why time-slip novels are great for broadening kids’ reading horizons. Plus, Allison is now a YouTuber and Megan shares the secrets of being a brilliant book gifter.
     Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook
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    • 40 min
    YKNR 061: Books about sport

    YKNR 061: Books about sport

    Megan and Allison take a deep dive into books for kids who love sport. From AFL to gymnastics, tennis to soccer, boxing to cricket, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Megan sounds an early Book Week reminder and Allison has tips for developing characters and POV for stories.
    Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook

    • 39 min
    YKNR 060: Fairytales for all ages

    YKNR 060: Fairytales for all ages

    Fairytales, whether classic, fractured or long lost, are the cornerstone of storytelling, and Megan and Allison have suggestions for young readers of all ages. Plus Allison has a tip to help kids easily simplify their stories and Megan shares ideas for opening up conversations around healthy body image.
    Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook

    • 32 min
    YKNR 059: Helping kids understand ageing

    YKNR 059: Helping kids understand ageing

    It’s not always easy for kids to understand the signs of ageing in beloved grandparents and elderly friends, but Megan and Allison have a list of books to help. Plus, Megan has a quick tip for role modelling lifelong reading and Allison shares a story that shows why talking about writing matters.
    Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook

    • 30 min
    YKNR 058: 10 minutes with Shirley Marr

    YKNR 058: 10 minutes with Shirley Marr

    Allison spends 10 minutes with author Shirley Marr, discussing her new novel All Four Quarters of The Moon, what it feels like to be on the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year shortlist, and why writing is like sliding doors and windows. Plus, wonderful new #bookmail, including two picks for NAIDOC Week, and Megan’s tips for choosing class group novels.
    Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook

    • 41 min
    YKNR 057: Making Reading Fun

    YKNR 057: Making Reading Fun

    With all the talk about the importance of reading, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it’s supposed to be fun! Megan and Allison have some tips for keeping the fun factor in reading. Plus, Allison talks about one of her favourite pages in any book, and Megan has tips for blending numeracy and literacy.
    Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com
    Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community on Facebook

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

55L4321 ,

Bingeworthy

I can’t stop listening. These ladies really know their books! There are so many great book suggestions each week (and they are all detailed meticulously in the Show Notes).

racer round ,

Favourite podcast!

The podcast that school & public librarians, parents, teachers and children’s book enthusiasts need in their life! I’ve been a fan of Children’s books daily since “five on a Friday” - I’m a public library technician on the far north coast of NSW and am such a fan! Your knowledge and reviews contribute to my collection and purchasing because of the outstanding level of Australian writers being promoted. Plus, it’s the down to earth all round journey and waffle that keeps us all hanging for that next episode and enjoying the YKNR community as a collective. Big congratulations and thank you to Megan and Alison for leading the way in supporting the joy of reading and literacy development for all children.

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The place where taking kid’s reading seriously is so much fun!

All the feels of the joy one has when catching up for a coffee with friends and then finding out they are an expert in your favourite thing. Of course there’s laughter and stories as all good catch-ups should have! But importantly a podcast packed with so much knowledge in the area of kid’s reading. Comes with a goodie bag of take home to use later ‘expert stuff’ show notes. A dynamic duo in action.

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