Children's Books podcast

Children's Books podcast

Guardian children's books podcast: Jenny Colgan writes Doctor Who novel

As a lifelong Doctor Who fan, author Jenny Colgan grabbed her chance to write a Doctor Who novel, which she called...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Tanya Byrne on Heart-Shaped Bruise

Tanya Byrne's first book is a young adult crime novel about a teenager who is out to get the girl who stabbed her...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Jacqueline Wilson on Four Children and It

Jacqueline Wilson reads from Four Children and It, her follow-up version of E Nesbit's Five Children and It, and...

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Steve Cole on time travelling cows, astrosaurs and Doctor Who

Cows-in-Action and Astrosaurs author Steve Cole is interviewed by children's books site member Patrick and talks...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Eoin Colfer on the last Artemis Fowl novel

Eoin Colfer reads from Artemis Fowl and The Last Guardian, and answers questions from Guardian Children's books site...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Rich Sylvester tells a story

Listen to Rich Sylvester tell a story at the Pop-Up Festival about an ant and a peacock cookingClaire ArmitsteadTim Maby

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Guardian children's books podcast: Malorie Blackman reads her story about twins clashing

Malorie Blackman reads her story for teenagers The Receiving End: all their young lives the twins didn't get on, with...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Jamila Gavin on Tales from India

Jamila Gavin reads from Tales from India at the Brighton Festival and answers questions from 12-year-old children's...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Norton Juster and The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster reads from and talks about his book The Phantom Tollbooth, which is still a favourite for children and...

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Guardian Children's Books podcast: Simon Mayo on his first book, Itch

Radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo introduces the geek teenage scientist who is the hero of his new novel for young adults,...

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Teen Book Club: Ally Kennen on Bullet Boys

Ally Kennen talks about her new novel for teenagers Bullet Boys and reads an extractClaire ArmitsteadTim Maby

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Guardian children's books podcast: Celia Rees on her new thriller for teenagers

The author of Witch Child, Celia Rees, tells Michelle Pauli about her new novel for teens - This Is Not Forgiveness,...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Terry Jones answers readers' questions

Children's author and former Monty Python comedian Terry Jones answers questions from readers about his children's...

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Michael Morpurgo sends a message to children in Christchurch, New Zealand

Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, makes a special promise to the Faultline Fiction reading group in...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Kevin Brooks on his punk rock teen novel Naked

Kevin Brooks talks to alfietheotter from the Guardian children's books website about his new novel Naked, which...

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Guardian Children's Books podcast: Michael Morpurgo on War Horse

Michael Morpurgo explains where the idea for writing War Horse came from and why it's so important to remember the...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Roddy Doyle on A Greyhound of A Girl

Roddy Doyle reads from and talks about his latest book for children, A Greyhound of A Girl, with Michelle Pauli, and...

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Guardian children's books podcast: Listen to the John Betjeman poetry competition winner 2011

Jennifer Burville-Riley, 11, reads the poem that has won her the 2011 John Betjeman poetry competitionTim Maby

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Guardian Children's books podcast: Book Swap

Lucy Snow goes to Angley School in Cranbrook, Kent, to find out how younger readers take to book-swappingTim Maby

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Guardian children's books podcast: Jackie Kay talks about writing for young people and reads a poem

Jackie Kay talks to children's books site member Luke Shore about her half-Nigerian, half-Scottish upbringing and her...

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