28 August 2018 | Episode 52: Summer Special with Chelsea Clinton and Katherine Webber

Summary

For a special summer episode from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Katherine is joined by Chelsea Clinton and Katherine Webber, to talk about Chelsea’s new picture book ‘She Persisted Around the World’ plus children’s books ranging from US children’s classics, to favourite fairy-tales.

24 July 2018 | Episode 51: Catherine Doyle and Candy Gourlay

Summary

Katherine and Melissa are joined in the studio by authors Catherine Doyle and Candy Gourlay, to discuss three new children’s books. Plus an interview with the 2017 and 2018 winners of the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award about what makes school libraries so special.

26 June 2018 | Episode 50: Greenaway Special with Sophy Henn and David Melling

Summary

Louise and Katherine are joined in the studio by picture book creators Sophy Henn and David Melling, to discuss the shortlisted titles for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Plus we hear from children at Victoria College Belfast about taking part in the Greenaway Shadowing Scheme.

22 May 2018 | Episode 49: Fourth Birthday Special with Laura Dockrill and Alex T Smith

Summary

To celebrate DTRH’s fourth birthday, Melissa and Katherine are joined in the studio by two of the guests from the first ever show – Laura Dockrill and Alex T Smith – to reflect on the last four years in children’s books, and what might be around the corner next.

24 April 2018 | Episode 48: Karen Gregory

Summary

The gang are joined in the studio by young adult author Karen Gregory to chat about three new children’s books. Plus an interview with Kwame Alexander, who reads from his latest book Rebound.

27 March 2018 | Episode 47: Garry Parsons and Jenny McLachlan

Summary

Katherine and Melissa are joined in the studio by author Jenny McLachlan and illustrator Garry Parsons to discuss three new children’s books. Plus Louise interviews Francesca Cavallo about the Rebel Girls phenomenon, and new book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2.

27 February 2018 | Episode 46: Holly Bourne and Bex Lindsay

Summary

We celebrate World Book Day by discussing three brand new children’s books! This month, Louise is in the host’s chair – and author Holly Bourne and radio presenter Bex Lindsay from Fun Kids Radio are our studio guests.

23 January 2018 | Episode 45: Patrice Lawrence and Kieran Larwood

Summary

Award-winning authors Patrice Lawrence and Kieran Larwood join Katherine and Louise in the studio to discuss three new children’s books. Plus Cheryl Moscowitz interviews the five young poets featured in the anthology Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry.

25 December 2017 | Episode 44: Christmas Special 2017

Summary

Join the gang for a bumper Festive Special, with guests Piers Torday and Ruth Knowles. Featuring DTRH’s Books of the Year 2017, a celebration of the work of Brambly Hedge creator Jill Barklem, and some of our favourite books to enjoy over the festive season. Plus find out more about a new production of The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall, and hear which books some young readers picked as their favourites of the year.

28 November 2017 | Episode 43: Philip Pullman Special

Summary

To celebrate the publication of the first instalment of The Book of Dust, Imogen Russell Williams joins the gang in the studio to discuss Philip Pullman’s work, including the brand new La Belle Sauvage. Also featuring an interview with Philip Pullman’s agent Caradoc King.