What books are kids reading?

As a podcast and blog site for writers, illustrators and lovers of kids books, it’s important we address what books kids are reading, what kids want to read and why they’re reading those books.

To help us out, we have Teacher and Librarian, Hayley Gannon, on the front-line with the very kids we’re writing books for. Below is a list of what’s been popular this week. And, tune in right here to listen to Hayley explain how and why. 

Hayley in the library

It’s time to welcome a friend of the show – our favourite school librarian. She’s on the front line with the very audience we’re creating books for, to tell us what kids are reading and what they’re excited about, it’s Hayley in the library!!!

Sea week – book chats

No Place for an Octopus by Claire Zorn

Jelly Boy by Nicole Godwin

Great White Shark by Claire Saxby

Focus this week has been with young readers –

School of Monsters Series by Sally Rippin and Chris Kennett.

Rascal series by Paul Jennings.

The Taco Top 5 – based on Library Loan Stats

5. Ballet class – Meet Ella series.

4. Tarantula vs Scorpion – Who would win. Non-Fiction Series.

3. Great White Shark – Clair Saxby

2. The New Baby – Ella and Olivia books.

Number 1 – Bat-Boy Tim says BOO! – School of Monsters Series.


Today’s Special Guest is the amazing, Katie Flannigan. Woo-hooo!

Katie Flannigan today's special guest

Today’s special guest has a Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming, has worked as a health professional, but these days, she’s often seen in parklands around Melbourne walking her 6 dogs. Listening to audio books and thinking up her next book idea. Her latest book is titled: A Boy, His Bear, and a Bully. And, to tell us all about it, it’s Katie Flannigan.

Katie Flannigan: to find out more about this wonderful author, click on website here.

A boy, His Bear, And a Bully: For more information about this picture book, click on title.

EK Books: For more about EK Books publishing house.

Greenleaf Agency: For more info on Greenleaf and founder Aleesah Darlison.


 Book Reviews with Liv

In this week’s Book Reviews with Liv, we discuss some awesome books for kids of all ages. Both Book Series score a 10 out of 10 Tacos!!! Very Exciting. Listen in to Liv’s full review and check out the books below.

The Nerd Herd: with The Nerd Herd 4 on its way real soon, Liv gives us a rundown of the first 3 amazing books.

Ollie and Bea: Our little bunny and Owl are back in a Bat-tastic new book series and Liv checks it out. 


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