YOUR KIDS NEXT READ PODCAST
Episode 34: Starting High School
In episode 34 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:
Starting High School
Transitioning to high school brings with it a bunch of challenges, not least of which the ‘step up’ in reading expectations. Megan and Allison share their thoughts about easing tween readers into more complex books, as well as suggesting novels that reflect the high school experience. Plus, Megan has some back-to-school remote learning ideas – just in case.
Books we mention
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Bookmail and TBR pile
‘Xavier in the Meantime’ by Kate Gordon
‘Camp’ by Kayla Miller
‘Swift and Hawk Cyberspies’ by Logan Macx
‘Tractor’ by Sally Sutton. Illustrated by Brian Lovelock
‘The Wild Guide to Starting School’ written by Laura Bunting. Illustrated by Philip Bunting.
‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen McManus
‘The Edge of Thirteen’ by Nova Weetman
‘The F Team’ by Rawah Arja
‘Does my head look big in this?’ by Randa Abdel-Fattah
‘Six Impossible Things’ by Fiona Wood
‘Balloon Girls’ by Darrell Pitt
‘As Happy as Here’ by Jane Godwin
‘Making Friends’ by Kristina Gudsnuk
‘New Kid’ by Jerry Craft
‘Detention’ by Tristan Bancks
‘You Must Be Layla’ by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
‘Tiger Daughter’ by Rebecca Lim
‘Diary of Adrian Mole’ by Sue Townsend
‘Super-Con Nerd’ by Oliver Phommavanh
‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palaccio
‘Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo’ by Tim Winton
‘Specky Magee’ series by Felice Arena
If you’re trying to ‘stay low’ in the world – here are some ‘at home’ learning activities.
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