Tuesday TBR Teasers

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

Itโ€™s Tuesday, so what should we talk about today? How about new books!

Each week we look at a book thatโ€™s either just been released or soon to be hitting shelves, but either way they should be on your wish lists!๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

This week: Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

Publisher: Blazer + Bray (Harper Collins)

Pages: 384ย 

Release Date:  27/05/2021

A story about being your truest self-and trusting your truest friends-from bestselling author Terri Libenson. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale.

Cliques. Crushes. Comics. Middle school.

Ever since Tyler started getting into art and hanging out with Emmie, his friends and teammates have been giving him a hard time. He wonders why can’t he nerd out on drawing and play ball?

Emmie is psyched that she gets to work on a comics project with her crush, Tyler. But she gets the feeling that his friends don’t think she’s cool enough. Maybe it’s time for a total reinvention. . . .

Don’t miss the rest of the Emmie & Friends series: Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, Just Jaime, Becoming Brianna, and You-Niquely You: An Emmie & Friends Interactive Journal!

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

Big Kids Book Club Podcast Episode 58: Author Interview โ€“ Justin Somper

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Welcome back to this weekโ€™s Author Interview.

In this episode, Justin Somper, author of the Vampirates & the Allies & Assassins series, joins me on the show.

Justin and I chatted about how the idea for Vampirates popped into his head, coming up with pirates and taking the plunge to re-launch his book series.

Justin 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 signed copy of the whole Vampirates series, then head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub.
Send us a tweet using the hashtag #VampirateComp and tell us your amazing vampire/pirate captain’s inspired names.

(UK residents only)

The competition closes midnight on 28th May.

Episode 57: Big Kids Book Club Midweek Review: Rumaysa: A Fairytale

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Welcome to our Mid-Week review ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽง

Each week, we’re going to be reviewing a Middle Grade or Young Adult novel and giving you the scoop on whether it’s any good!

Our rating system is out of 5 stars with the following categories being looked at:

Plot, Pacing, Characters, Style, Setting

All the categories are ranked from five, added together, and divided by 5 to give a final rating!

This week’s episode features:

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Rumaysa: A Fairytale by Radiya Hafiza

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Age Range: 7+

Genre(s): Fantasy/Retelling

Page Count: 240

Star Rating: ย 4.1โญ(out of 5)

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 thatโ€™s either just been released or soon to be hitting shelves, but either way they should be on your wish lists!๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

This week: The Swallow’s Flight by Hilary McKay

Publisher: Macmillian

Pages: 304

Release Date: ย 27/05/2021

From the Costa Award-winning author of The Skylarks’ War, a moving WWII story of family and friendship on opposite sides of a devastating conflict.

Four ordinary lives connected by extraordinary circumstances, Hilary McKay’s stunning companion novel to the Costa Award-winning The Skylarks’ War features the next generation of characters as they move from childhood to the threshold of adulthood amid the chaos and conflict of the Second World War.

Erik and Hans admire swallows over the rooftops of Berlin, little thinking that one day they will be flying above England, risking their lives in a war they both detest.

Ruby and Kate, great friends despite their differences, find themselves racing towards a danger that neither of them could possibly have imagined.

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

Big Kids Book Club Episode 56 -Author Interview: Andy Robb and Tamsin Mori

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Welcome back to this weekโ€™s Author Interview.

In this episode, we have a UCLan Publishing double header!!! We’re joined by Andy Robb and Tamsin Mori on the show.

Andy and Tamsin chatted about their latest novels out now online or in books shops!

Both great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful they were able to join us on the show.

Enjoy!

***DOUBLE COMPETITION***

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Andy’s Smashed, head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub. Send us a tweet using the hashtag #SmasedComp.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Tamsin’s Weather Weaver, head over to Twitter and follow @BigKidsBookClub. Send us a tweet using the hashtag #WeaverComp.

(UK residents only)

The competitions close midnight on 21st May

Big Kids Bok Club Podcast Episode 55: Midweek Review – The Last Hawk

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Welcome to our Mid-Week review ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽง

Each week, we’re going to be reviewing a Middle Grade or Young Adult novel and giving you the scoop on whether it’s any good!

Our rating system is out of 5 stars with the following categories being looked at:

Plot, Pacing, Characters, Style, Setting

All the categories are ranked from five, added together, and divided by 5 to give a final rating!

This week’s episode features:

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The Last Hawk by Elizabeth Wein

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Age Range: 9+

Genre(s): Historical

Page Count: 120

Star Rating:  3.8โญ(out of 5)

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This new website gives us a chance to bring more content to people who may have not heard of the podcast, or for our podcast peeps to get an extra dollop of Big Kid goodness. ๐Ÿฆ

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