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Episode 11: Tom Bonnick and Imogen Russell Williams

Broadcast 28 April, 2015

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The team are joined by two children’s book experts - Nosy Crow’s Tom Bonnick and journalist Imogen Russell Williams - to discuss three new books for young readers. Plus blogger Jim of YAYeahYeah interviews author Siobhan Curham about her new teen non-fiction book, True Face.


Our guests

Tom Bonnick

Imogen Russell-Williams

Siobhan Curham, interviewed by Jim


Reading list

Beautiful Birds written by Jean Roussen and illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker (Flying Eye Books)

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński (Big Picture Press)

Nature’s Day written by Kay Maguire and illustrated by Danielle Kroll (Wide Eyed Books)

Creaturepedia by Adrienne Barman (Wide Eyed Books)

Hamish And The Worldstoppers written by Danny Wallace and illustrated by Jamie Littler (Simon & Schuster)

David Walliams

Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)

Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Tornado Chasers by Ross Montgomery (Faber)

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (Quercus)

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (Walker Books)

John Green

David Levithan


New books this month

The Jolley-Rogers And The Cave Of Doom by Jonny Duddle (Templar)

You Can’t Take An Elephant On A Bus written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and illustrated by David Tazzyman (Bloomsbury)

Cinderella’s Sister And The Big Bad Wolf written by Lorraine Carey and illustrated by Migy Blanco (Nosy Crow)

Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton (Walker)

Mr Mistoffelees written by TS Eliot and illustrated by Arthur Robins (Faber)

Five Children On The Western Front by Kate Saunders (Faber)

What Happened When In The World (Dorling Kindersley)

Mossy Trotter written by Elizabeth Taylor and illustrated by Tony Ross (Little, Brown)

Albert And The Garden Of Doom written by Phil Earle and illustrated by Jamie Littler (Orion)

An Island Of Our Own by Sally Nicholls (Scholastic)

Simon Versus The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Puffin)


Find out more

Read a Q&A with Jandy Nelson

Join the True Face Revolution

Trailer for Hamish and the World-Stoppers

Trailer for Beautiful Birds


Image from Beautiful Birds written by Jean Roussen and illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker (Flying Eye Books)