Episode 172: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sabina Khan

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Sabina Khan, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Meet me in Mumbai

Emma chatted to Sabina about her writing experiences, the link between family and fate, and more…

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

Find out more about Sabina’s books here: https://sabina-khan.com/

Episode 171: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Finbar Hawkins

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In this episode, Finbar Hawkins, joins us to talk about his second YA novel, Stone.

I chatted to Finbar about writing scripts then books, struggling to write pain on the page, and more.

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

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Episode 170: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Victoria Williamson

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In this episode, Victoria Williamson, joins us to talk about her latest novel, War of the Wind

I chatted to Victoria about her always writing, how being a teacher helped her as a writer, and more.

Victoria 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 War of the Wind head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #WindComp and tell us of a unique way the wind could help our day to day lives?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 7th October

Episode 169: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Anne-Marie Conway

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In this episode, Anne-Marie Conway, joins us to talk about her latest novel, How to be More Hedgehog

I chatted to Anne-Marie about her inspirations as a drama teacher, how characters come from very real sources, and more.

Anne-Marie 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 How to Be More Hedgehog head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #HedgehogComp and what creature you’d like to be more of?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 5th October

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 Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name by Reece Carter

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Pages: 352

Release Date: 29/09/2022

 Maybe some ghosts enjoy walking through walls and being invisible – not me. I never asked to be a kid ghost.

With no memory of the kid she was before she was taken by the Witches, Corpse is bound to haunt the rock-that-doesn’t-exist for ever.

Until she learns of a treasure, one that can reunite Corpse with her family and her name.

She must set off for answers, on a journey across the stormy sea, battling magic, zombie-skeletons and monsters.

But the Witches want the treasure too. And they’ll do anything to get to it first.

Welcome to Elston-Fright, a forgotten town where witches lurk, sea monsters roam and a girl is on the hunt for answers…

Episode 168: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Reece Carter

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, Reece Carter, joins us to talk about his debut middle grade novel, The Girl, The Ghost, and the Lost Name.

I chatted to Reece about coming up with spooky stories, his love of writing from school, and not being held back when writing. 

Reece 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 The Girl, The Ghost, and the Lost Name head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #Ghostcomp and tell us what place you’d like to haunt.

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 3rd October

Archive Delving – Episode 22: Big Kids Book Club – Author Interview: Kieran Larwood

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Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview.

In this episode, we go back into the depths of our archives to reveal our talk with Kieran Larwood, author of the 5 Realms series.

Kieran and I chatted about the fantasy stories that inspired him, how his drawings fuelled his imagination, and the joy of winning the Blue Peter Award.

Kieran was so fantastic to have on the show and we are very grateful he was able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

The Competition is closed on this archive episode.

TBR Tuesday

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: As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Pages: 448

Release Date: 15/09/2022

Burning with the fires of hope and possibility, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow will sweep you up and never let you go.

Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big brother; she still had her home. She was even supposed to be meeting a boy to talk about marriage.

Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who flood through the doors. She knows that she should be thinking about leaving, but who will help the people of her beloved country if she doesn’t? With her heart so conflicted, her mind has conjured a vision to spur her to action. His name is Khawf, and he haunts her nights with hallucinations of everything she has lost. But even with Khawf pressing her to leave, when she crosses paths with Kenan, the boy she was supposed to meet on that fateful day, she starts to doubt her resolve in leaving home at all.

Soon, Salama must learn to see the events around her for what they truly are-not a war, but a revolution-and decide how she, too, will cry for Syria’s freedom.

Episode 167: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Amy McCaw

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In this episode, Amy McCaw, joins us to talk about her latest YA novel, Mina and the Slayers

I chatted to Amy about her love of gothic novels, New Orleans as inspiration and more.

Amy 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 Mina and the Slayers head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #MinaComp and what creature of the night would you prefer to be turned into?

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 23rd September

Episode 166: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sarah Todd-Taylor

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In this episode, Sarah Todd-Taylor, joins us to talk about her latest MG novel, Alice Eclair Spy Extraordinaire

I chatted to Sarah about her love of trains, all things spying, and more!

Sarah 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 Alice Eclair Spy Extraordinaire head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub. Send us a tweet using the hashtag #EclairComp and tell us your favourite sweet treat

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 21st September