Episode 133: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Helena Close

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Helena Close joins us to talk about her latest novel, Things I Know. I chatted to Helena about how writing stories in all their messiness, bringing hope out in novels, as well as the woes of being a Munster fan. Helena wasContinue reading “Episode 133: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Helena Close”

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: TJ PowarContinue reading “Tuesday TBR Teasers”

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”

Episode 131: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Katie Clapham

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Katie Clapham joins us to talk about her debut novel, Three Girls. Katie chatted to Emma about how writing the importance of friendship, writing good guys into YA, and finding the magic in every day stories. Katie was a great guest toContinue reading “Episode 131: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview – Katie Clapham”

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”

Thursday TBR Teaser

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the Big Kids Book Club. It’s Thursday, 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: Spin MeContinue reading “Thursday TBR Teaser”

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”

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”