Episode 73: 10 Minutes with Morris Gleitzman

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In episode 73 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 Minutes with Morris Gleitzman

Allison spends 10 minutes (actually, much longer) with award-winning, bestselling author Morris Gleitzman, talking about ‘Digging Up Dad’, his latest collection of short stories, as well as the secrets of engaging reluctant readers (and publicists), writing stories with heart and why kids need both light and dark stories. Plus, Megan looks at how to turn a picture book into a lesson, and Allison has tips for finding new readers.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Best Hiding Place’ by Jane Godwin and Sylvia Morris 

‘Come Over to My House’ by Eliza Hull and Sally Rippin. Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett

‘Whalesong’ by Kate Gordon 

‘Bowled Over’ and ‘In a Spin’ (Nice Garry series) by Nathan Lyon and Michael Wagner. illustrated by David Williams

‘Evie and Rhino’ by Neridah McMullin. Illustrated by Astred Hicks

‘Bored: Frog’s Mystery Twin’ by Matt Stanton 

‘The Bookseller’s Apprentice’ by Amelia Mellor 


See Allison (and more!) at the Berry Writers Festival

Auslan reading of ‘Come Over to My House’ 


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