Episode 42: Halloween Special with Alex Bell and Christopher Edge

Broadcast 24 October, 2017

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In a spooky Halloween special, the gang are joined in the studio by authors Alex Bell and Christopher Edge to discuss three new children's books, ranging from the magical to the macabre.


Our guests

Alex Bell

Christopher Edge


Featured books

I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Julien

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Grave Matter by Juno Dawson, illustrated by Alex T Smith

More spooky favourites

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicholl, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

Haunted House by Jan Pienkowski

Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg


Illustrated books for older readers

Tinder by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Imaginary by A F Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maria Kalman

The Marvels by Brian Selznik


New books this month

Take a look at our round-up of this month's new titles