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Episode 27: Clare Balding

Broadcast 27 September, 2016

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Author, journalist and TV presenter Clare Balding joins the team in the studio to talk about her first children's book The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop - plus a discussion of favourite animal stories, and some exciting Down the Rabbit Hole news.


Our guest

Clare Balding

Reading list

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop by Clare Balding, illustrated by Tony Ross (Penguin Books)

My Animals And Other Family by Clare Balding (Penguin)

Walking Home by Clare Balding (Penguin)


Pony stories:

The Glory by Lauren St John (Orion)

The Saddle Club Books

Pat Smythe

Monica Dickens


Animal favourites:

Flyaway by Lucy Christopher (Chicken House)

Moon Bear by Gill Lewis (OUP)

Tom’s Sausage Lion by Michael Morpurgo (Random House)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Penguin)

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (various)

Deadly 60 by Steve Backshall (Orion)

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Macmillan)

Winnie The Pooh by AA Milne (Egmont)


New books this month:

Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children's Books)

King Baby by Kate Beaton (Walker Books) - plus her webcomic Hark! A Vagrant

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (Usborne)

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill (Pushkin Children's Books)

Motor Miles by John Burningham (Jonathan Cape)

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston (Walker Books)

The Tale of Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter and Quentin Blake (Penguin Books)

Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Scholastic)

A Poem for Every Night of the Year edited by Allie Esiri (Macmillan)

Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain and Clair Rossiter (Hachette)

Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury)

Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice by Natasha Farrant (Chicken House)

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury)

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Penguin Books)

The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud (Random House)Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx by Laura Wood (Scholastic).


Find out more:

Illustrator Spotlight: Tony Ross

Our favourite animal books

Check out Melissa's September book recommendations

Check out the DTRH podcast on iTunes

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