Episode 165: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – James Nicol

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, James Nicol, joins us to talk about his latest middle grade novel, The Spell Tailors

I chatted to James about memory tins, how the story becomes the readers when authors are done, and more. 

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

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Spell Tailors head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #Tailorscomp and tell us what magical piece of clothing you’d love to own?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 19th September

Episode 164: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Natalie C Parker

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In this episode, Natalie C Parker, joins us to talk about her debut MG novel, The Devouring Wolf.

I chatted to Natalie about werewolf facts, setting her werewolves in Kansas, and writing MG over YA.

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

You can find more about Natalie and her books on her website: https://www.nataliecparker.com/ 

Episode 163: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Will Taylor

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Will Taylor, joins us to talk about his newest middle novel, The Language of Seabirds.

I chatted to Will about his writing journey, writing feelings for the first time, and how much of a history nerd he is at heart.

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

Check out more about Chris and his books at https://www.willtaylorbooks.com/

TBR Tuesday

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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 October Witches by Jennifer Claessen

Publisher: UCLan Publishing

Pages: 352

Release Date: 01/09/2022

There’s so much to love about October – Halloween, pumpkin everything and MAGIC.

Especially magic.

But for nervous young witch Clemmie, this October might see the stars descend on her for the first time, bringing with them a whole month of chaotic new power. She’s spent twelve years watching her mum, aunts and cousin receive their October power and knows that, for the Merlyns, magic can get very messy.

And there are those who want to harness their magic and make it last beyond October.

It’s a bold experiment, until Clemmie and her coven find themselves in mortal danger.

What price must be paid for magic that never ends? Or for having magic at all?

Episode 162: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Chris Whitaker

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In this episode, Chris Whitaker, joins us to talk about his Debut young adult novel, The Forevers.

I chatted to Chris about success in writing, writing adult vs YA novels, and a whole lot more. 

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

Check out more about Chris and his books at https://www.chriswhitaker.com/

Episode 161: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Catherine Doyle

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In this episode, Catherine Doyle, joins us to talk about her latest MG novel, The Lost Girl King.

I chatted to Catherine about Celtic mythology, Tír na nÓg, and writing multiple books at once. 

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

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of The Lost Girl King head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #Kingcomp and tell us who you’d cross the world to save?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 9th September

Episode 160: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Angharad Walker

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Angharad Walker, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Once Upon a Fever.

I chatted to Angharad about writing children’s fiction by accident, crafting the story through lockdown, and finally getting to see it out in the world.

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

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Once Upon a Fever head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #Fevercomp and tell us if you’re the more level headed sibling, or the rebellious/adventurous one?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 7th September

Episode 159: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Katie & Kevin Tsang

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, we have both Katie & Kevin Tsang, joins us to talk about their latest new book and series, Space Blasters: Suzie saves the Universe.

I chatted to Katie & Kevin about writing books together, extending their own meta-verse, and bringing STEM into the laughter of middle grade.

Katie & Kevin were amazing guests to have on the show and we are very grateful they were able to join us on the show.

In addition, apologies for the delay of this episode – work deadlines, vacation, and illness have been a problem in August.

Thanks, The BKBC Team.

Tuesday TBR Teasers

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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: Space Blasters: Suzie Saves the Universe by Katie Tsang & Kevin Tsang

Publisher: Farshore

Pages: 224

Release Date: 04/08/2022

From the authors of the Dragon Realm and Sam Wu series comes a rip-roaring intergalactic adventure featuring a gadget-obsessed girl who gets sucked into her favourite sci-fi TV show.

Save the universe in the awesome and hilarious new space-themed adventure series from bestselling authors Katie and Kevin Tsang!

Suzie Wen LOVES gadgets and inventing things – but her inventions don’t always turn out how she expects… and when Suzie invents the Super 3DTV Gizmo she ends up getting transported into her favourite TV show – Space Blasters!

On board the space ship with Captain Jane, Spaceman Jack and alien with attitude Five-Eyed Frank, Suzie is soon exploring new planets – like the smelly Planet Cheddar – and meeting plenty of aliens. But when moons start disappearing, it’s up to Suzie to save the universe. Can she put her inventing skills to use? And will she ever get home?

STEM themes woven throughout, including real mindbending space facts and pages from Suzie’s inventors’ notebook.

Episode 158: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sufiya Ahmed

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Sufiya Ahmed, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Rosie Raja – Churchill’s Spy.

I chatted to Sufiya about writing books, history of heroes in WW2 and more.

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

***COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Rosie Raja – Churchill’s Spy head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #Rosiecomp and crack this code – ..-. .-. . . -.. — —

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 26th August