Episode 182: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Carlie Sorosiak

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Carlie Sorosiak, joins us to talk about her latest Middle-Grade novel, Always Clementine.

I chatted with Carlie about animal influences in her writing, getting in the mind of our beloved animal companions, and writing a novel in letter form.

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

Thursday TBR Teaser

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

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

Today 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!

Today’s book: The Night Animals by Sarah Ann Juckes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

Pages: 288

Release Date: 05/01/2023

Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for January 2023

Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it, from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hunt for the Nightingale.

Nora’s mum has good days and bad days, but the bad days are getting worse. It’s been just the two of them for always, and they don’t need anyone else. When the rainbow-shimmering ghost animals Nora used to see when she was small start to reappear, she’s convinced that they hold all the answers. Along with new friend Kwame, Nora follows a glittering ghostly fox, hare, raven and otter on the adventure of a lifetime, helping her to find the strength she needs to help her family.

In a heartbreaking and hopeful narrative, Sarah Ann Juckes’ stunning novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai sees a brave young girl face down her ghosts. For fans of The Last Bear and Julia and the Shark.

Episode 181: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – M A Bennett

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In this episode,M A Bennett, joins us to talk about her latest Middle-Grade novel, The Mummy’s Curse.

I chatted with Marina about starting her writing career with the STAGS YA series, the differences between writing middle-grade & YA, and history research in mystery novels.

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

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!

Today 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!

Today’s book: The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond by Amy Sparkes

Publisher: Walker Books

Pages: 256

Release Date: 05/01/2023 

Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny next book in the House at the Edge of Magic series.

Nine and her friends have cured the house’s hiccups and are off to the strange and utterly unpredictable Back of Beyond in search of Professor Dish – Spoon’s best friend and partner in all things alchemy.

When they find Dish trapped by the greedy witch Ophidia in the basement of a particularly marvellous shop, it soon becomes clear they’re going to need something more than Flabberghast’s dicey magic and Nine’s quick thinking to triumph this time. What they really need is a rather clever witch – one particularly good at curses…

Thursday TBR Teaser

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club. It’s Thursday, so what should we talk about today? How about new books! Today 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! Today’s book: All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr Publisher: Usborne Books Pages: 336 Release Date: 05/01/2023 Everything so far, if Peijing had to sum it up, was a string of small awkward experiences that she hoped would end soon. The night of the Mid-Autumn festival, making mooncakes with Ah-Ma, was the last time Peijing remembers her life being the same. Now facing a new home, a new school and a new language, everything is different. Peijing thinks everything is going to turn out okay as long as they all have each other. But cracks are starting to appear in the family. Biju, lovable but annoying, needs Peijing to be the dependable big sister. Ah-Ma keeps forgetting who she is; and Ma Ma and Ba Ba are no longer themselves. Peijing has no idea how she’s supposed to cope with the uncertainties of her own world while shouldering the burden of everyone else. If her family are the four quarters of the mooncake, where does she even fit in? A big-hearted, magical story about sisterhood and a family finding their way in a new place.

Episode 180: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – David Ross

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, David Ross – one half of the author team behind The Three Hares series, with Scott Lauder, joins us to talk about book 3 of the series – The Terracotta Horse.

I chatted with David about blending research with fiction to make a good story, as well as what it’s like to co-write a story.

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

Be sure to check out more Children’s Fiction from Neem Tree Press on their website – https://neemtreepress.com/book-category/childrens-young-adult

Episode 179: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sam Thompson 2

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In this episode, Sam Thompson joins us to talk about his sequel to Wolfstongue – The Fox’s Tower.

I chatted with Sam about his follow-up to Wolfstongue, the reception the first book received, and the details of moving the story along. 

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

Be sure to check out more from Sam on his website – https://samthompsonwriter.com/

Episode 178: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Jodie Garnish

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In this episode, Jodie Garnish, joins us to talk about her debut Middle-Grade novel, The Spectaculars.

I chatted with Jodie about her writing journey, from stage to stories and travels aborad.

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

Episode 177: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Jessica Vitalis

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In this episode, Jessica Vitalis, joins us to talk about her latest Middle-Grade novel, The Rabbit’s Gift

I chatted with Jessica about her writing journey, the art of writing craft, and blending new takes on myth.

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

Episode 176: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Katy Birchall

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Katy Birchall, joins us to talk about her latest Middle Grade novel, The Vampire Slayer’s Survival Guide.

I chatted to Katy about her writing journey, and more.

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