Mid-Week Review: The Landfill Mountains

This week’s episode features: —————————————– Landfill Mountains by Rab Ferguson Publisher: Onwe Press Age Range: 12+ Genre(s): Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse Page Count: 384 Star Rating:  5⭐ (out of 5) A beautiful book written with care and passion for the underlying subject. At the surface what you think you have is a simple Post-Apocalyptic YA, but hiddenContinue reading “Mid-Week Review: The Landfill Mountains”

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: LandfillContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

Episode 89: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Ruth Estevez

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Ruth Estevez, debut author of The Monster Belt joins us on the show! Ruth and I chatted about how growing up in Yorkshire shaped her, working on tv script to writing full length novels Ruth was a great guest to have onContinue reading “Episode 89: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Ruth Estevez”

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: TheContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

Episode 87: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Martin Brown

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Martin Brown, illustrator of Horrible histories and author of Nell and the Cave Bear, joins us on the show! Martin and I chatted about switching from teaching to illustration, giving forgotten animals the limelight, and turning geography into narrative. Martin was aContinue reading “Episode 87: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Martin Brown”

Episode 86: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Alex Cotter

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Alex Cotter, debut author of The House on the Edge joins us on the show! Alex and I chatted about the changing from YA to middle grade, finding the balance of emotions in her writing, and the excitement of writing. Alex wasContinue reading “Episode 86: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Alex Cotter”

Episode 85: Big Kids Book Club Monthly Book Chat – 1st Birthday Special!!!

Hey, hey, hey! It’s a new month so I’m joined by Rab (@rabtales), Emma (@emmakeane10), and special guest Laura (@librarylaurapod) as we celebrate our 1st birthday! It’s super exciting and can’t believe the fun we’ve had since the podcast started. Happy Birthday to you the listeners who make this all possible 😀 —————————————————– Landfill MountainsContinue reading “Episode 85: Big Kids Book Club Monthly Book Chat – 1st Birthday Special!!!”

Episode 84: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Clare Weze

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Clare Weze, debut author of The Lightning Catcher joins us on the show! Clare and I chatted about the scientific process of writing, the highs and lows of debut, and what’s coming next? Clare was a great guest to have on theContinue reading “Episode 84: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Clare Weze”

Episode 83: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Sophie Kirtley

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Sophie Kirtley, author of Wild Way Home and Way to Impossible Island joins us on the show! Sophie and I chatted about the psychology of kids emotions, finding the right POV for the novel, and coming up with Stone Age Names. SophieContinue reading “Episode 83: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Sophie Kirtley”

Episode 82: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Darren Simpson

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers and the Memory Thieves, joins us on the show! Darren and I chatted about switching from adult to children’s fiction, how memories and honest come through, and growing in writing. Darren was a great guest to haveContinue reading “Episode 82: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Darren Simpson”