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Episode 9: Birthday Special with David Maybury and Louie Stowell

Broadcast 24 February, 2015

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To celebrate one year since Down the Rabbit Hole’s first show, Katherine and Louise are joined by two children’s books insiders - David Maybury, Commissioning Editor at Scholastic, and author Louie Stowell - to discuss a selection of brand new books. Also featuring a special trip down to the farm with author Helen Peters


Birthday guests

Louie Stowell

David Maybury

Helen Peters

Reading list

Me And Mr J by Rachel McIntyre (Egmont)

Lemur Dreamer by Courtney Dicmas (Templar)

The Boy With The Tiger’s Heart by Linda Coggin (Hot Key Books)

The Farm Beneath The Water & The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters (Nosy Crow)

River Boy by Tim Bowler (OUP)

Skelling by David Almond (Hodder)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Angela Carter

Holly Webb

Michael Morpurgo


New books this month

The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson (Random House)

All That Glitters by Holly Smale (HarperCollins)

Princess Daisy And The Dragon by Steven Lenton (Nosy Crow)

The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone (Simon & Schuster)

Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds & Daggers by Elen Caldecott (Bloomsbury)

Apple And Rain by Sarah Crossnan (Bloomsbury)

Close To The Wind by Jon Walter (David Fickling Books)

Bears Don’t Read by Emma Chichester Clark (HarperCollins)

The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan)

Barry Loser And The Case Of The Crumpled Carton by Jim Smith (Egmont)

Demon Dentist by David Walliams (HarperCollins)

Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (Random House)


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Image - Down the Rabbit Hole 1st birthday illustration by Benji Davies