Kids book news, reviews and interviews
with writing ideas, tricks and publishing tips
Here you’ll find fun books that encourage kids of all ages to read for the pure enjoyment of a good story.
From time to time, we feature more in-depth topics and books. But, what we love, love, love the most are books that make us laugh.
You’ll find reviews of our favourite books both past and present.
We hope you stay a while, rediscover childhood memories, find a few new ones along the way and most importantly, find an opportunity to read, live and laugh with your kids.
Each week, we’ll upload an episode of Reading with a chance of tacos – the podcast.
Where host, Ken Williams, interviews a prominent member of the children’s writing community – from authors and illustrators, to publishers and book sellers – to follow their journeys, their experiences, ideas, tips and discover what’s coming up in the world of kids books.
Each episode runs for around 15 minutes and is ideal for emerging authors and lovers of kids books.
As well as an interview, we offer up a host of fun segments such as Tip Top Topic, 5 Taco questions, Rejection tip of the day and the segment that pays homage to the great characters that bring us so much joy – Character of the Week.
So, if you’re looking for great kids books or tips on writing great books you’ve come to the right place.
Why the name Tacos?
Reading with a Chance of Tacos was born out of Ken’s love of children’s books, which was born out of hundreds of afternoons with his son Max. They’d read together for hours, where at some point Max would ask, ‘Can we have tacos, Dad?’
Usually Ken said yes to tacos or something similar, because he and Max would be so into the books and playing the characters, with voices and actions, and laughing so much, that he’d forget to put dinner on. Then he’d frantically run around trying to find something quick and at least partly healthy to rustle up by dinner time.
About Ken – the voice behind Tacos
Ken’s own writing has appeared in popular magazines, daily newspapers, online publications, children’s books and the corporate sector.
‘And I’m only 35!’
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