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In the Summer Snacks Series of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Ep 81 ZANNI LOUISE

Zanni is the author of Author of more than thirty kids’ books, including picture books, chapter books and books for 10-12 year-olds. We talked about her latest book Pigasus, as well as some exciting news about what’s coming in 2023.

BOOKS BY ZANNI AND MENTIONED BOOKS

Pigasus by Zanni Louise and Anil Tortop

Queenie in Seven Moves by Zanni Louise (Feb 23)

This is Love by Zanni Louise and Sasha Haddad (Jan 23)

Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee (MG)

Take a Bow Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden (YA)

Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood (YA)

FURTHER NOTES

Zanni Louise’s website

Zanni’s podcast is The Sunshine House

Sunshine House Writers & Creatives Facebook Group

 

EP 82 SUE WHITING

Sue Whiting is an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for twenty+ years. Sue was senior commissioning editor and publishing manager for Walker Books Australia for many years before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing. She is  the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Missing, the acclaimed The Book of Chance and a number of CBCA Notable Books. In this summer snack, we talk about her latest novel, what she’s working on now, and what’s coming up!

BOOKS BY SUE AND MENTIONED BOOKS

Tilda by Sue Whiting (MG)

Pearlie and Pig and the lost city of Mu Savan by Sue Whiting (ill Rebecca Crane) (JF)

Cop and Robber by Tristan Bancks (MG)

FURTHER NOTES

Sue Whiting’s website

7 Things Children’s Authors Must Know e-course

 

Ep 83 OLIVER PHOMMAVANH

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. Oliver has performed at various comedy and writers festivals around Australia and Asia. Oliver’s recent books include Brain Freeze, Don’t Follow Vee and Natural Born Loser, and he is best known for Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy.

BOOKS AND MENTIONED BOOKS

What about Thao? by Oliver Phommavanh

Sneakerheads by Oliver Phommavanh (2023, TBA)

The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy

FURTHER NOTES
Oliver Phommavanh’s website

 

Ep 84 INDA AHMAD ZAHRI

 Inda Ahmad Zahri writes and illustrates stories that are often imbued with her fervent wish for a kinder world. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, she now splits her time between her garden home in Meanjin/Brisbane and a sandy spot in the Middle East.

Inda’s debut book Salih was a Notable book in the 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year awards. She has written several other picture books and received an ASA/CA Mentorship Award in 2021 to develop a middle grade novel.

BOOKS AND MENTIONED BOOKS

Twice the love by Inda Ahmad Zahri, Illustrated by Nabila Adani

The Month That Makes The Year by Inda Ahmad Zahri

Room for Everyone by Naaz Khan

Real pigeons series by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Renee Treml graphic novels 

FUTHER NOTES

Inda Ahmad Zahri’s website

 

Ep 85 RENEE TREML

American-born Renée Treml moved to Australia in 2007, where she was immediately captivated by the unique wildlife in this country. Drawing on her background in ecology, Renee’s began writing stories and creating illustrations that focused on animals and the environment. Renée has written and illustrated seven picture books including award-winning Once I Heard a Little Wombat, and Wombat Big, Puggle Small. She is also the creator of the hilarious graphic novels featuring Sherlock Bones and Ollie and Bea.

BOOKS AND MENTIONED BOOKS

Ollie and Bea series by Renee Treml

Sherlock Bones series by Renee Treml

Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton

The Jammer by Nova Weetman (MG)

Evie & Rhino by Neridah McMullin, ill by Astred Hicks (MG)

FURTHER NOTES

Renee Treml’s website

 

Ep 86 JESS WALTON

 Jessica Walton is a queer, disabled writer and speaker. They are the author of graphic novel Stars In Their Eyes, with artwork by Aśka  and Introducing Teddy, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson. Jess also has two short stories for teens and kids published in Australian anthologies Funny Bones and  Meet Me at the Intersection, as well as poetry in a few anthologies, magazines and journals. They co-wrote an episode of Get Krack!n focused on disability, which aired on ABC in 2019.

 BOOKS BY JESS AND MENTIONED BOOKS 

Stars In Their Eyes by Jessica Walton and Aśka

Welcome to St Hell: my trans teen misadventure by Lewis Hancox (14+)

Real pigeons: Stay Coo by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood  (4+)

FURTHER NOTES

Jess Walton’s website

 


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