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Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.

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Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.

    The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

    The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

    Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.
     
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    • 18 min
    Watership Down with SF Said

    Watership Down with SF Said

    SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams.
     
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    • 37 min
    Stig of the Dump with Sophie Kirtley

    Stig of the Dump with Sophie Kirtley

    Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump.
     
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    • 29 min
    Night Birds on Nantucket with Fleur Hitchcock

    Night Birds on Nantucket with Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be nice.
     
     Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist.
     
     We also discuss the book's influence on her Clifftoppers series whose characters draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness.

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    • 26 min
    The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

    The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

    Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia.
     
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    • 29 min
    Howl’s Moving Castle with Katherine Rundell

    Howl’s Moving Castle with Katherine Rundell

    Howl’s Moving Castle with Katherine Rundell


    Katherine Rundell, author of the Rooftoppers books discusses Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This beloved book from childhood helped stoke her passion for language and set her on a path of exploring hidden worlds both in stories and real life.
     
     Katherine also talks here about Night Climbers of Cambridge, a guide to scaling ancient buildings and University colleges that informed her own real life rooftopping adventures and inspired characters like Matteo, the protagonist of her new book Skysteppers.
     
     Skysteppers is published by Bloomsbury books and is available for just one pound, or free for UK school children with a voucher for World Book Day.
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    • 33 min

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