So I have this new podcast

Your Kid's Next Read podcast
Posted on May 14, 2021

I have a new podcast!

The Your Kid’s Next Read podcast, co-hosted with Megan Daley of Children’s Books Daily, launched this week and, as with so many things I do, has quickly fallen into the ‘why didn’t I do this sooner?’ category.

Regular readers will know that Megan and I founded the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community about three years ago, and quickly brought in the third member of our admin team, author Allison Rushby. The group has grown from strength to strength and now boast 17,000+ members all interested in one thing: finding the next great book for a young reader in their lives.


And now, the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast

Megan and I are bringing the group to life with a weekly half-hour (or thereabouts) podcast, in which we talk about the new books we have, what’s on the To Be Read pile, regular questions and requests that bubble up in the group, quick tips about lots of different aspects of kids and reading and writing.


This is the official description:

Author Allison Tait and teacher-librarian-author Megan Daley, co-founders of the Your Kid’s Next Read community, talk books and reading for children of all ages. From board books and picture books, to junior fiction, middle-grade novels and YA blockbusters, they’ll help you find the perfect next book for the young readers in your life. Plus, practical tips on getting (and keeping) kids reading and writing, a whole lot of fun and … YKNR book question bingo.


Here we are, chatting at the launch:


We have five episodes ready for you to binge, and a lot more to come, so subscribe on your fave podcasting platform so you don’t miss a thing!

Find us on the website here.

On Apple here.

And on Spotify here. 


If you like what you hear, please leave us a rating or review if the platform allows! It really helps us to spread the word.

Hope you love it!


PS: If you’re a writer, don’t miss my other podcast So You Want To Be A Writer


A L Tait The Fire StarAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of two epic middle-grade adventure series, The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher, and a new ‘almost history’ detective series called the Maven & Reeve Mysteries (you’ll find book #1 THE FIRE STAR here).

You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.



  1. Cam N.

    Hi Allison Tait,

    I have a few questions for you. I need to do an author study for school, and I am missing a few pieces of information about you. I enjoyed reading The Book of Secrets, and I plan to read the next. It would be cool for an actual author respond to me, especially to tell others that! I do need a few things:

    What motivated you to write?
    What year were you born?
    What is your favorite book?
    Do you plan to continue writing the Ateban Cipher series?

    Thanks very much.

    • Allison Tait

      Thanks Cam. Have emailed you. A.L.

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