Episode 5: Middle Grade Special with Emma Carroll and SF Said

Broadcast 30 September, 2014


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Katherine, Louise and Melissa are joined by two ‘middle grade’ authors writing for children aged 9-12 - Emma Carroll and SF Said - to explore books for this age group. Also featuring an interview with illustrator Johnny Duddle about reimagining Harry Potter for a new generation of readers.

What is Middle Grade?

The Harry Potter series

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Cathy Cassidy

Jacqueline Wilson

Our reviewed titles:

Cakes In Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

The Phoenix comic

Oliver And The Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Five Children On The Western Front by Kate Saunders

Mountwood School For Ghosts by Toby Ibbotson

Journey To The River Sea & The Star Of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson

Alex T Smith

Illustrated Fiction:

Hubble Bubble: The Glorious Granny Bake-Off by Tracey Corderoy & Joe Berger

The Jolley-Rogers And The Ghostly Galleon by Jonny Duddle

Eloise by Kay Thompson

The Ottoline series by Chris Riddell

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Sequels and Classics:

Five Children And It and The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

Peter Rabbit sequels by Emma Thompson

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Out this month:

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

Listen To The Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Goth Girl And The Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell

Shouldn’t You Be In School? By Lemony Snicket

Atlas Of Adventures by Lucy Leatherhead

Over The Hills And Far Away ed. Elizabeth Hammill

Clariel by Garth Nix

Endgame by James Frey

Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

White Boots by Noel Streatfeld

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Marvellous Guests:

SF Said

Emma Carroll

Jonny Duddle