Episode 29 - Gateway Books

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Chrissie Perry (who also writes as Chrissie Keighery) is the author of  thirty-five books for Children and Young Adults, including thirteen in the popular Go Girl series which has sold over 3 million copies. Her YA novel, Whisper, was longlisted for a CBCA award, shortlisted for the WA Premier’s award and won an IBBY.


Chrissie’s books have been published in twelve countries. The Penelope Perfect series was released by Simon and Schuster, USA in 2017/2018 as well as French Canada, the Czech Republic and Korea.


Blabbermouth, her latest series for children 7+ (Scholastic Australia) features a hilarious heroine who just…well…can’t seem to stop talking. Four books have been commissioned for release over 2019 and 2020.


Find out more about Chrissie at:

Website: https://chrissieperry.com/


Chrissie is touring in Tasmania from June 3-7, 2019. There are still some spots vacant for school visits. Contact Chris Darlison at Greenleaf Press : agency@greenleafpress.net

Some of Chrissie's books include:

Kids Capers - Charlotte & Atticus talk Gateway Books

For younger kids, Charlotte recommends:

1. The Naughtiest Girl or St Clare’s series by Enid Blyton

2. The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence

3. The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

4. Ruby Redford series by Lauren Child 

5. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton 



For older readers, Charlotte recommends:

1. Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

2. The Power of 5 by Anthony Horowitz 

3. Young Bond series by Stephen Cole (the Young Bond series has 2 authors who wrote it, but the series written by Stephen Cole in my opinion is a lot better! Just so that you have the right ones: Shoot to Kill, Heads You Die, Lightning Strike and Red Nemesis)

4. Theodore Boone by John Grisham 



For younger kids, Atticus recommends:

1. Nightbooks by J.A. White

2. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

3. The Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

4. Any Roald Dahl Book

5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio



For older readers, Atticus recommends:

1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

2. The Scythe series by Neil Shusterman

3. The Tomorrow series by John Marsden

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

5. The Legend series by Marie Lu





Whatcha Readin?


Kate recommends Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway and published by Piccadilly Press.


Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros



Liz recommends Juno Jones Word Ninja: Juno Jones #1

by Kate Gordon and published by Yellow Brick Books.


Truly Tan Jen Storer


Nat recommends Super Sick Kicks 1: No Adults Allowed by Gavin Aung Than and published by Penguin Random House.



This episode, Kate gives a shoutout to the Sydney Writers' Festival Kids and Family Day which is coming up on Sunday the 5th of May. 


Kate can't wait for 'My Culture and Me' with Gregg Dreise & Deb Abela


Nat can't wait for 'Story Tellers Battle Ground' with Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood, James Hart & Adam Wallace.


Liz can't wait for Aaron Blabey - The Bad Guys, Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn, hosted by Oliver Phommavanh.


On Our Radar

Liz can't stop reading this excellent magazine aimed primarily at young girls from 7 to 12+ called KOOKIE magazine. It’s totally ad free, comes out four times a year, and features everything from sport, art, science, technology and craft to the environment - basically a really rounded look at all the things young girls are interested in.


Competition Details



Thanks to the wonderful people at Kookie Magazine, we have TWO subscriptions to give away! Kookie are offering a year’s subscription to a student, as well as another to a teacher or school, so make sure you let us know which category you fit.



Head to our WIN page and simply tell us what book first got you hooked on reading. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 23rd April to be in the running. 



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