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A podcast for parents and teachers to help keep you updated with the latest children’s books and recommended reads. Tune in for reviews, interviews and other special content. #Education #Kidlit #LibraryGirlAndBookBoy #FunnyBookChat

Library Girl and Book Boy Jo Cummins

    • Education

A podcast for parents and teachers to help keep you updated with the latest children’s books and recommended reads. Tune in for reviews, interviews and other special content. #Education #Kidlit #LibraryGirlAndBookBoy #FunnyBookChat

    An interview with children’s author, Sylvia Bishop.

    An interview with children’s author, Sylvia Bishop.

    I chat with children’s author, Sylvia Bishop about her new title with Scholastic, ‘Trouble in New York.’ Find out how Sylvia chose her setting and how she likes to plot. You can also enjoy some reviews from our brand new pupil reviewers at Glenbrook Primary School.

    • 23 min
    The Laugh Out Loud Book Award Special - ‘Planet Stan’ by Elaine Wickson, illustrated by Chris Judge.

    The Laugh Out Loud Book Award Special - ‘Planet Stan’ by Elaine Wickson, illustrated by Chris Judge.

    The #Lollies2020 is one of the only awards solely for funny children’s books. It’s run by Scholastic with Michael Rosen as head judge. Today, I’m interviewing one of the nominated authors, Elaine Wickson, about her book ‘Planet Stan’ and it’s illustrator, Chris Judge, who’s piecharts and graphs are integral to the story.

    • 22 min
    Picture books with multiple layers - ‘Shadow’ by Lucy Christopher.

    Picture books with multiple layers - ‘Shadow’ by Lucy Christopher.

    Listen to author Lucy Christopher talk about the creation of her debut picture book, ‘Shadow’ from Lantana Publishing. Readable with multiple layers of meaning and with stunning illustrations, ‘Shadow’ would be an excellent vehicle to discuss loneliness with children. Make sure you visit Lantana’s website now to buy a copy because for every title purchased via their site, they’ll donate another to a U.K. children’s hospital.

    • 17 min
    Sibéal Pounder chats about Beyond Platform 13 and following in the footsteps of Eva Ibbotson

    Sibéal Pounder chats about Beyond Platform 13 and following in the footsteps of Eva Ibbotson

    This is a must-listen for fans of Eva Ibbotson because Sibéal has written a sequel to her classic magical adventure ‘The Secret Of Platform 13.’ I was fascinated to hear about the level of research Sibéal did to ensure her sequel was faithful to the style and tone of the original text!

    • 29 min
    Aisha Bushby - writing for MG, drawing on her childhood & incorporating magical gaming elements.

    Aisha Bushby - writing for MG, drawing on her childhood & incorporating magical gaming elements.

    Aisha talks to me about writing her first middle grade title, ‘A Pocketful Of Stars,’ (nominated for a CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020) and how it was adapted during editing to make it suitable for that age group. Also find out how inspiration for a major plot device struck after a night playing The Legend Of Zelda!

    • 17 min
    Illustrator Jennie Poh - the inspiration and processes behind ‘The Pirate Tree.’

    Illustrator Jennie Poh - the inspiration and processes behind ‘The Pirate Tree.’

    I chat with Jennie Poh about her route into illustrating children’s books and what inspires her work. Find out about the process behind creating the artwork for ‘The Pirate Tree’ by Brigita Orel (Lantana Publishing) - a gorgeous book about making friends and the power of the imagination. We also hear reviews from our brand new pupil reviewers at Ryefield Primary School.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Julia Thum ,

A fantastic resource for anybody interested in children’s literature

I’ve only just come across this podcast so am binge listening on my dog walks and totally loving it! Great to hear the voices of the people behind the voices in some of the best books on the bookshelves today. Thankyou!

Dragon Kelly ,

Simply amazing!

Absolutely fantastic podcast, a must listen for all parents and teachers out there who are into children’s literature in any way! Keep em coming, 5 stars!!

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Library girl book boy podcast

Short, fun and insightful on all things for children’s books. Well worth a listen if you’re a teacher / parent if you want to encourage your kids to read.

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