Welcome to the seventeenth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
In this episode we chat about the trends for YA in 2015, about some Aussie Christmas books for kids, as well as books that we have been reading. You can also hear Miss Maddie having a chat in the background. Apologies for the lesser sound quality than usual, we were using a backup microphone. This episode was recorded on December 10th 2014.
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Our title music is titled Sea of Dreams and has been used with the kind permission of the composer, Bart Stoop. You can hear more of Bart’s beautiful music at facebook.com/BartStoop.
Topic: Trends in YA for 2015
Article: 4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015 by Lisa Parkin
Topic: Aussie Christmas books for kids
An Aussie night Before Christmas (Yvonne Morrison)- too much Aussie cliché slang! “Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty! Now, Shazza and Shane! On, Kipper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!”
Twelve Days of Aussie Christmas by Colin Buchanan
Santa is coming to Brisbane by Steve Smallman
Christmas at Grandad’s Farm (Jingle Bells) by Claire Saxby
Madeleine’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Eighth Day by Dianne K Salerni
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
Breeder by KB Hoyle (first in a new dystopian series)
Soulweaver by Jeff Seymour
Endsinger (The Lotus War #3) by Jay Kristoff
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Zac Power Test Drive series by H.I. Larry