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Episode 19: Charlotte Eyre and Ross Montgomery

Broadcast 26 January, 2016

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Louise and Katherine are joined in the studio by author Ross Montgomery and journalist Charlotte Eyre to discuss this month’s new releases in children’s books. Plus a feature with Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff about her feminist fantasy YA novel Maresi.


Our guests

Charlotte Eyre

Ross Montgomery


Reading list

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)

How To Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz (Walker)

Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford (HarperCollins)

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Puffin)

The Many Worlds Of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow)

Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff (Pushkin)

All The Rage by Courtney Summers (Macmillan)

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill (Quercus)


New books this month

The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (DFB)

Harry Potter Magical Creatures Colouring Book (Bonnier)

The Last Book Before Bedtime by Nicola O’Byrne (Nosy Crow)

The Darkest Part Of The Forest by Holly Black (Hachette)

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Egmont)

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson, Dr Olivia Hewitt illustrated by Gemma Correll (Hot Key Books)

The River by Marc Martin (Templar)

Frances Hardinge reissues (Macmillan)

The Blob That Ate Everyone by RL Stine (Scholastic)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (HarperCollins)

I’ll Wait, Mr Panda by Steve Antony (Hodder)

Recommendations from our guests

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard (Chicken House)

The Smell Of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Faber)

The Bear And The Piano by David Litchfield (Frances Lincoln)


Image from the cover of Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford - cover art by Tom Clohosy Cole (HarperCollins)