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Episode 12: Lucy Mangan

Broadcast 26 May, 2015

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Guardian journalist, author and children’s book enthusiast Lucy Mangan joins the team in the studio to discuss three new children’s books. Plus blogger Daphne of Winged Reviews interviews US YA author Sarah J Maas about her new book A Court of Thorns and Roses.


Our guests

Lucy Mangan

Sarah J Maas, interviewed by Daphne


Reading list

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)

The Children Of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston

Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Sally Gardner

Marcus Sedgwick

Philip Pullman

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (HarperCollins)

The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury)

Little Red And The Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith (Scholastic)

Little Red Hood by Marjolaine Leray (Phoenix Yard)

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury)

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury)

East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon (folklore)

Tam Lin (folklore)

Beauty And The Beast (folklore)

Demolition Dad by Phil Earle (Orion)

Heroic by Phil Earle (Puffin)


New books this month

Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe…) by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)

Daddy’s Sandwich written by Pip Jones illustrated by Laura Hughes (Faber)

Superhero Dad written by Timothy Knapman illustrated by Joe Berger (Nosy Crow)

Field Guide: Creatures Great And Small by Lucy Engelman (Wide Eyed)

The Last Summer Of Us by Maggie Harcourt (Usborne)

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (Penguin)

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel (DFB)


Image from Little Red And The Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith (Scholastic)