Episode 78: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Onjali Q. Raúf

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Onjali Q. Raúf, author of the Boy at the Back of the Class, joins us on the show!

Onjali and I chatted about finding inspiration in refugee camps, writing books that challenge our minds, and writing her first book in university and never allowing it to be seen again!

Onjali was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful she was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of The Great Food Bank Heist then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #BreakfastComp and tell us your favourite breakfast treat

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 6th August.

Episode 77: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Steve Cole

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Steve Cole, author of over 100 novels for kids joins us on the show.

Steve and I chatted about finding stories naturally 

Steve was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful he was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

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As part of this podcast, we are promoting UNICEF, a children’s charity that’s keen on helping children in poverty all over the world. 

Head over to our twitter, Follow @BigKidsBookClub with the hashtag #Schoolforall . 

Like and share for a chance to win a copy of Steve’s WELCOME TO TRASHLAND.

Competition closes midnight 4th August.

Tuesday TBR Teasers

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club.

It’s Tuesday, so what should we talk about today? How about new books!

Each week we look at a book that’s either just been released or soon to be hitting shelves, but either way they should be on your wish lists!

This week: The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd 

Pages: 320

Release Date:  05/08/2021

What you don’t remember can’t hurt you… Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere Sanctuary for as long as he can remember, freed by Dr Haven from dark memories of his past life.

But when Cyan finds a mysterious warning carved into the bones of a whale skeleton, he starts to wonder what he had to forget to be so happy. New resident, Jonquil, begins to resist the sanctuary’s treatment, preferring to hold on to her memories – even the bad ones.

So when Dr Haven resorts to harsher measures, Cyan embarks on a secret mission to discover the truth about the sanctuary…and himself.

“Marvellously visual and gripping” – A. M. Howell

Pre-order the book from https://uk.bookshop.org/ or check out your local bookshop.

Episode 76: Big Kids Book Club Month Book Chat – July 2021

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It’s a new month so I’m joined by Rab (@rabtales) for a boys only monthly book chat as we get all chilled and break into Summer Reads in this month’s topic.

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Onwe Press – https://www.onwe.co/ and the pre-order campaign for Landfill Mountains is on special offer right now and those who buy it will receive a bonus short story from the author – our very own Rab!

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We also want to give a big shout out to:

Black Lives Matter – https://blacklivesmatter.com/

Campaign Against Climate Change – https://www.campaigncc.org/

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So sit back, relax, and get lost in a good book-ish podcast

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Episode 75: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Pooja Puri

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Pooja Puri, author of A Dinosaur ate my Sister, joins us on the show.

Pooja and I chatted about the differences writing for middle grade compared to young adult as well as her thoughts on being nominated for Carnegie awards and being the first pick for Marcus Rashford’s book club.

Pooja was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful she was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of A Dinosaur ate my Sister then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #DinosaurComp and tell us your favourite dinosaur.

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 30th July.

Episode 74: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Kimberly Pauley

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Kimberly Pauley, author and DnD fan, joins me on the show.

Kimberly and I chatted about the differences writing for middle grade compared to young adult as well as lots of Dungeons and Dragons inspired goodness.

Kimberly was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful she was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of The Accidental Wizard then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #TwigComp and what magic spell you’d love to have in real life?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 28th July.

Tuesday TBR Teasers

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club.

It’s Tuesday, so what should we talk about today? How about new books!

Each week we look at a book that’s either just been released or soon to be hitting shelves, but either way they should be on your wish lists!

This week: The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Pages: 272

Release Date:  05/08/2021

Cordelia and her triplets Rosalind and Giles have lived safely in the castle at the centre of the forest all their lives, protected by the spells their mother has woven. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is when she turns into a dragonfly or a blackbird and can fly beyond the great stone walls. But then one day the outside world comes to them.

Two rival dukes and their soldiers have come for the triplets – because whoever is the eldest is the heir to the throne. But their mother knows that since the Raven Crown was broken, no one has been able to rule the kingdom of Corvenne and live, and she will not give up any of her children to that death sentence.

When she refuses to reveal which child is the eldest, she is taken prisoner, and Cordelia and her brother and sister find themselves on the run in a dangerous new world.

And as they set out across Corvenne to rescue their mother, Cordelia begins to see that there is a deep magic at work, driving her towards a destiny that could tear her family apart, take away her freedom forever or, just maybe, heal a kingdom devastated by a war that has raged for generations.

Pre-order the book from https://uk.bookshop.org/ or check out your local bookshop.

Episode 73: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Jasmine Richards

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Jasmine Richards, author and bookish innovator joins me on the show.

Jasmine and I chatted about 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, as well as finding success in the US before the UK, and finally Jasmine’s new project with Storymix.

Jasmine was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful she was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Aziza and the Secret Fairy Door then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #AzizaComp and tell us where you’d like to escape through a fairy door to. (Either in this world or fantasy!)

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 23rd July.

Episode 72: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Roy Peachey

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Roy Peachey, author of The Race joins me on the show.

Roy and I chatted about his experiences as a runner, research into history, and the power of sport.

Roy was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful he was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of The Race then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #RaceComp and come up with a hilarious Olympic event that you’d win at.

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 21st July.

Tuesday TBR Teasers

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club.

It’s Tuesday, so what should we talk about today? How about new books!

Each week we look at a book that’s either just been released or soon to be hitting shelves, but either way they should be on your wish lists!

This week: ADAM-2 by Alastair Chisholm

Publisher: Nosy Crow

Pages: 304

Release Date:  05/08/2021

With incredible twists and turns and an action-packed story, this is a thrilling, unputdownable adventure.

The robot Adam-2 has been locked in the basement of a lost building for over two hundred years – until one day he is discovered by two children, and emerges into a world ruined by a civil war between humans and advanced intelligence. Hunted by both sides, Adam discovers that he holds the key to the war, and the power to end it – to destroy one side and save the other. But which side is right? Surrounded by enemies who want to use him, and allies who mistrust him, Adam must decide who – and what – he really is.

From the author of the highly-acclaimed Orion LostAdam-2 is an exciting and hugely gripping science fiction thriller – perfect for fans of Eoin Colfer, Anthony Horowitz, and Philip Reeve.

You can pick it up the book from https://uk.bookshop.org/ or check out your local bookshop.