12 episodes

Get ready for Mission Imagination – the new series of the Puffin Podcast. Each episode will whoosh you a way to a different magical world created by a fantastic Puffin author. Hosted by the hilarious Babatunde Aleshe, alongside two young Puffineers, there’ll be a new adventure for each week of the summer holidays. From magical forests to underwater worlds, you’ll be taken to lands where sweets really do grow on trees, where puffins are rulers of the land, and where you can swim in a sea of chocolate. But, be warned, there are rules for stepping foot in these dreamlands - and when rules are broken, danger follows . . . What Danger? Well, you’ll have to tune in to find out. New episode drops every Wednesday. Have your pen, paper and notebook ready to scribble any story ideas of your own along the way. Listeners can send in there Would You Rather questions for authors and ideas bout their magical world to puffinpodcast@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination Puffin Books

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 57 Ratings

Get ready for Mission Imagination – the new series of the Puffin Podcast. Each episode will whoosh you a way to a different magical world created by a fantastic Puffin author. Hosted by the hilarious Babatunde Aleshe, alongside two young Puffineers, there’ll be a new adventure for each week of the summer holidays. From magical forests to underwater worlds, you’ll be taken to lands where sweets really do grow on trees, where puffins are rulers of the land, and where you can swim in a sea of chocolate. But, be warned, there are rules for stepping foot in these dreamlands - and when rules are broken, danger follows . . . What Danger? Well, you’ll have to tune in to find out. New episode drops every Wednesday. Have your pen, paper and notebook ready to scribble any story ideas of your own along the way. Listeners can send in there Would You Rather questions for authors and ideas bout their magical world to puffinpodcast@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    S2, Ep 7 Mission Imagination: Abigail Balfe in The Safe Space

    S2, Ep 7 Mission Imagination: Abigail Balfe in The Safe Space

    In the final episode of this series, our trio speak to Abigail Balfe, the fantastic author of A Different Sort of Normal. Abigail guides us through a series of imagination-metaverses one of which is Abigail’s which is called - The Safe Space. Expect soft furnishings, soft food to eat and a quiet and relaxing space where you can relax and unwind. Abigail also guides us through to a world where ball pits and music play, as well as a jungle themed nature spot. But be careful not to break that one very sacred rule, as the world might come crashing down.
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    Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast
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    Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColour
    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative

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    • 18 min
    S2, Ep 6 Mission Imagination: Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola in Paradise Island

    S2, Ep 6 Mission Imagination: Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola in Paradise Island

    In this episode, our trio speak to Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, the fantastic author and illustrator of Clean Up! Nathan and Dapo invite us to the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica, where white sandy beaches stretch out for miles, mango flavored popsicles grow on the palm trees and you can high-five every octopus you see. There's just one simple rule to avoid calm turning to chaos: we must not litter on the beach. Simple, right? 
    Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure
    Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast
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    Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColour
    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative


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    • 13 min
    S2, Ep5 Mission Imagination: Robin Stevens in Mysterium

    S2, Ep5 Mission Imagination: Robin Stevens in Mysterium

    In this week’s episode, our trio speak with fantastic mystery author Robin Stevens - the brilliant brains behind the Murder Most Unladylike book series. Robin guides our adventurers to Mysterium - a mystical world where basset hounds help us sniff out clues, an abandoned pirate ship haunts the land, and a forest full of intrigue is waiting to be explored. But be careful because if one of our Puffineers breaks that all important rule, Mysterium might just rear its ugly head!
    Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure
    Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast
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    Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColour
    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative


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    • 17 min
    S2, Ep4 Mission Imagination: Greg James and Chris Smith in Dreamland

    S2, Ep4 Mission Imagination: Greg James and Chris Smith in Dreamland

    In this episode, our trio speak to Greg James and Chris Smith - the wonderful authors of The Great Dream Robbery. In this magical world of dreams, where anything is possible, there are parachuting cows, talking cats, and even spaghetti meatballs falling out of the sky. Absolutely anything goes here! But be careful, because if someone breaks that all important rule, our dreamland can quickly turn into a nightmare!
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    Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColour
    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative

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    • 23 min
    S2, Ep 3 Mission Imagination: Rashmi Sirdeshpande in Bubble Town

    S2, Ep 3 Mission Imagination: Rashmi Sirdeshpande in Bubble Town

    Join Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How To Change The World and How To Be Extraordinary, host Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers for a brilliant, bonkers, bubble adventure! Get ready to travel through the soapy suds to explore fairies that skateboard, ninja bunnies and chocolate smelling clouds in this wacky world. But the Puffineers must take care not to disturb these bunnies (who are warming up their ninja moves just in case!) or else chaos will unfold and danger will be sure to follow.
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    Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your Magical World’ ideas as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk
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    Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast
    *****
    Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColour
    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative

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    • 18 min
    S2, Ep 2 Mission Imagination: Jen Carney in Biscuitville

    S2, Ep 2 Mission Imagination: Jen Carney in Biscuitville

    Jen Carney, author and illustrator of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G, takes Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers on a journey to Biscuitville - a world made entirely of biscuits! Imagine buildings made entirely of biscuits, trees growing chocolate chip cookies and the wheels on all vehicles made of… you’ve guessed it… Wagon Wheels! But beware, all is not as it seems. This tasty world takes a turn for the worst when one crucial rule is broken. Question is - will they get out in time and home to the Puffin Library of Made Up Things? Grab your favourite biscuit, and take a listen to find out…
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    Download the audiobook of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G by Jen Carney and read by Ashna Rabheru from iTunes and Audible.
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    Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative 


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

bluehartfluffy ,

Starting

It’s at the start and I already love it well better get to watching

AndreaMacD ,

Joy!

Very funny and inspiring - put a massive smile on my face

Xowie2020 ,

Great summer holiday adventures !

Have listened to every episode at least twice and hear something different every time! Love the ninja aunties in space. Bubble town and snooty hobnobs in biscuitville. Can’t wait till next week

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