Mid-Week Review – Into the Sideways World

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club. It’s Thursday, so it’s time to jump right into another Mid-Week Review! Today’s book: Into the Sideways World by Ross Welford Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 416 Release Date:  20/01/2022 Suggested Age Range: 8+ Middle Grade Genre(s): Adventure, Time-Travel, Other Worlds, Science Fiction Star Rating:Continue reading “Mid-Week Review – Into the Sideways World”

Episode 139: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Fiona Longmuir

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Fiona Longmuir, joins us to talk about her debut novel, Looking for Emily I chatted to Fiona about entering pitch comps on a whim, how strange clock museums inspire a writer, and possible Drop Dead Fred inspired sequels. Fiona was a greatContinue reading “Episode 139: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Fiona Longmuir”

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: Spies byContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

Episode 138: Big Kids Book Club Special- NYALit Festival Part 2

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to the show. Today we’ve got a special episode for you! We were recently invited to come up to NYALit Fest at UCLan (Preston) for a weekend with all our favourite authors. During the weekend, UCLan Publishing – the hosts of the festival – gave us our own little roomContinue reading “Episode 138: Big Kids Book Club Special- NYALit Festival Part 2”

Episode 137: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Yarrow Townsend

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Yarrow Townsend, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Map of Leaves I chatted to Yarrow about blending experiences of nature into the book, stories from a riverboat and getting translated to German. Yarrow was a great guest to have onContinue reading “Episode 137: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Yarrow Townsend”

Episode 136: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Diane Magras

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Diane Magras, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Secret of the Shadow Beasts. I chatted to Diane about blending video games into fiction, how Scotland is an inspiration, and re-writing the Hobbit at bedtime. Diane was a great guest toContinue reading “Episode 136: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Diane Magras”

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: Secrets ofContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

Episode 135: Big Kids Book Club Special- NYALit Festival Part 1

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to the show. Today we’ve got a special episode for you! We were recently invited to come up to NYALit Fest at UCLan (Preston) for a weekend with all our favourite authors. During the weekend, UCLan Publishing – the hosts of the festival – gave us our own little roomContinue reading “Episode 135: Big Kids Book Club Special- NYALit Festival Part 1”

Episode 134: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Keren David

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Keren David, joins us to talk about her latest novel, Say No to the Dress I chatted to Keren about how writing stories for friendship, exploring Jewish heritage, and the positive message of saying YES!  Keren was a great guest to haveContinue reading “Episode 134: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Keren David”

Episode 132: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – NYA Lit Fest Live – Ann Sei Lin & Guests

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, we’re live at NYA Lit Fest 2022, talking to authors Ann Sei lin, Gabriela Houston, and Jennifer Claessen. We caught up with friend of the show, Gabriela, about updates for her upsoming books, while Jennifer spoke to us about her debut novel,Continue reading “Episode 132: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – NYA Lit Fest Live – Ann Sei Lin & Guests”