Episode fourteen:Peter Helliar – ‘Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase’; Luke Proudfoot – ‘Shaka, Shaka Hawaii’ ; Damien Prossner – ‘Helix and the Arrival’
Some kids just love to read and can be found with their nose in a book or glued to a screen e-reading any time of the day, but for some the magic of entering those other imaginary worlds eludes them. Reading is an important skill and some parents despair that their children just don’t seem interested but maybe they just haven’t found that one book that is the key . Our three authors today all write for that tricky age of ‘7-12 years – Damien Posner – in ‘Helix and the Arrival’ goes back in time , way back , to prove that pre-historic families were just as exasperating for a teenager as present day. While Luke Proudfoot on ‘Shaka, Shaka Hawaii’ has three friends who love to surf and play music in their band and well known comedian Peter Helliar thinks kids are a tough crowd, but once you have won them over, they become faithful fans so his much demanded follow up books to’ Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase’ are already available.
Featured music track :’Endless Summer’ by Laura Hill
Peter Helliar recorded at Byron writers Festival 2017; Luke Proudfoot and Damien Prosner recorded at Somerset festival of Youth Literature 2017.
Something for all you big ( and little ) kids out there…..
Richard Roxburgh reads from ‘Artie and the Grime Wave’
Tristan Bancks reads from ‘My Life and other stuff I made up ‘
Two actors write funny books for kids and act out all the parts in their read!
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I have been all over this month collecting more reads for the Narratives Library. First down to Melbourne for the Australian Romance Readers Convention where I recorded over 20 romance authors with their themes ranging from crime, to science fiction and paranormal to regency and steampunk!
First up in this series this week are:
Michelle Somers with crime romance’ Murder most unusual”
Michelle picks up tips on crime solving from police contacts and weaves them into hot romances and thrillers.
I also recorded Lesley Truffle reading from ‘The Scandalous life of Sacher Torte’. Her other ripping yarn ‘Hotel du Barry’ will be uploaded soon.
Amy Andrews is another romance/crime writer. Listen to her read ‘Limbo; ( It’s hard to know whether to list these under’crime’ or under ‘Romance and relationships’!
And finally one for little kids who feel ‘different’ for whatever reason from their peers.
Carole Lander writes happy but realistic stories to help these kids cope in ‘Wheels of fire’ and Basketball tree.
Last week I also attended the Somerset Celebration of Literature which is the largest invited gathering of Young Adult Writers held in Australia.
There will be some lovely reads posted soon from that event also.
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One for the little boys ( of any age!)
Jol Temple reads from his book “Captain Jimmy cook discovers Third Grade”. Recorded at the Sydney writers Festival
Paul Burman’s story ‘ The Grease Monkey’s Tale “ – a town where nothing is as it seems, including the protagonist Nic, the mechanic.