Episode 129: Big Kids Book Club Monthly Book Chat: Mental Health Awareness May

Hey, hey, hey! It’s the end of the month so I’m joined by Rab (@rabtales), Emma (@EmmaKeane10) and Laura (@librarylaurapod) to talk about our monthly topic. This month is Mental Health Awareness May, where we talk about positive representation and media in the Middle Grade and Young Adult genre. Before we start this episode, belowContinue reading “Episode 129: Big Kids Book Club Monthly Book Chat: Mental Health Awareness May”

Wait… is that new?

Hey hey hey! How’s it going Big Kids Book Club fans? Now, no doubt the eagled eyed among you might realise that somethings have changed around here at the BKBC HQ? Well, since the last few months and 2022 in particular, the podcast has bumped up a notch in terms of viewership, followers, and ourContinue reading “Wait… is that new?”

Episode 128: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – David Valdes

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, David Valdes, joined Emma on the show to talk about his newest novel, Spin Me Right Round David and Emma chatted about the fun of time travel, the difficulties of sexual identity in the past, and when you know an idea isContinue reading “Episode 128: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – David Valdes”

Episode 127: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sophie Cameron

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Sophie Cameron, joins us to talk about her newest Middle Grade novel, Our Sister Again. Sophie and I chatted about how writing YA at university, tackling issues of grief, and how becoming a mother change her view on stories.  Sophie was aContinue reading “Episode 127: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Sophie Cameron”

Monday Morning News

Hey, Hey, Hey! Well, it’s the start of a new week and that means there’s lots to talk about. We’ll be showing you soon all the cool content from our time at the weekend at NYALit Fest up in Preston at UCLan, but in the meantime we have a few little bits of news forContinue reading “Monday Morning News”

Episode 126: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Cath Howe

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Cath Howe, joins us to talk about her newest Middle Grade novel, The Insiders Cath and I chatted about how teaching influences her writing, over writing like a boss, and the resilience of children. Cath was a great guest to have onContinue reading “Episode 126: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Cath Howe”

Episode 125: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Kimberly Pauley 2

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Kimberly Pauley returns to talk about her new book, The Accidental Wizard: A Peculiar Problem Kimberly and I chatted about dungeons and dragons, fairy tales from around the British Isles, and writing 80,000 words in 3 months! Kimberly was a great guestContinue reading “Episode 125: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Kimberly Pauley 2”

Tuesday TBR Teasers

Today’s book: Needle by Patrice Lawrence Publisher: Barrington Stoke Pages: 128 Release Date:  05/05/2022 A powerful and heart-rending exploration of a teenager’s journey through grief, rage and getting caught in the criminal justice system from award-winning author Patrice Lawrence. Charlene is a demon knitter. It’s the only thing she enjoys and the only thing she believesContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

Big Kids Book Club Archives – Episode 51: Reni K Amayo

Hey hey hey! As we’re well over 120 episodes now, and we’re making new friends so let’s check out some of the older episodes that were amazing. This episode was originally released back in April 2021 In this episode, Reni K Amayo , author of Daughters of Nri and publisher with Onwe Press, joins meContinue reading “Big Kids Book Club Archives – Episode 51: Reni K Amayo”

Episode 124: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Jasmine Richards 2

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Jasmine Richards returns to talk about her latest projects for Storymix and her new solo book, The Unmorrow Curse. Jasmine and I chatted about mythologies, wearing many different hats, and the importance of finding stories that we can see ourselves in. JasmineContinue reading “Episode 124: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Jasmine Richards 2”