Summary New presenters Sam, Caroline, Charlie and Hannah offer some alternatives to recommend instead of the same old dependable children’s classics, with some of our favourite picks in different genres from the last 20 years. Plus, we each share a book that’s making us happy this month, and find time to address some of theContinue reading “23 February 2021 | Episode 82: Updating the Classics”
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27 January 2021 | Episode 81: Meet our new team!
Summary For a special handover episode, Katherine chats to the new team who’ll be taking over Down the Rabbit Hole – Caroline Carpenter, Charlie Morris, Hannah Love and Sam Sedgman – including finding out all about their favourite children’s books
26 December 2020 | Episode 80: Christmas Special with Frank Cottrell Boyce
Summary We discuss festive favourites and the best new books of 2020 with special guest author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who joins us to celebrate the many ways that children’s books help us to celebrate small pleasures and find the magic in ordinary things
24 November 2020 | Episode 79: Funny Books for Older Readers with Alexandra Sheppard and Simon James Green
Summary Special guests Alexandra Sheppard and Simon James Green join Katherine and Louise to talk about funny books for older readers, including some joyful and hilarious reading recommendations to cheer up even the gloomiest day
27 October 2020 | Episode 78: Funny Books with Pamela Butchart and Michelle Robinson
Summary Authors Pamela Butchart and Michelle Robinson join Katherine and Louise to talk about the children’s books that make them laugh – and why funny books matter.
23 September 2020 | Episode 77: Taran Matharu
Summary Katherine and Louise chat to young adult author Taran Matharu about his ‘Summoner’ and ‘Contender’ series – and his journey from NaNoWriMo and Wattpad to New York Times bestseller.
25 August 2020 | Episode 76: Detective Stories with Robin Stevens and Sharna Jackson
Summary Katherine is joined by two fellow middle grade mystery authors – Robin Stevens and Sharna Jackson – to discuss writing detective series. This month’s episode celebrates the publication of the final Murder Most Unladylike book, Death Sets Sail, as well as High Rise Mystery winning the young fiction category of the Waterstones Children’s BookContinue reading “25 August 2020 | Episode 76: Detective Stories with Robin Stevens and Sharna Jackson”
28 July 2020 | Episode 75: Shaun Tan
Summary To celebrate his CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal win for Tales from the Inner City, Jack interviews acclaimed artist, writer and film-maker Shaun Tan
25 June 2020 | Episode 74: Independent Bookshops Special
Summary We celebrated Independent Bookshop Week 2020 by chatting to three independent booksellers – Katie Clapham of Storytellers Inc, Steven Pryse of Pickled Pepper Books, and Fleur Sinclair of Sevenoaks Bookshop – to hear about their experiences of bookselling during lockdown, plus their top children’s and teen book recommendations
26 May 2020 | Episode 73: Children’s Laureate Special with Cressida Cowell
Summary Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell joins us to talk about creativity and the magic of reading – plus find out about our exciting competition for young writers