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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is a monthly radio show all about children’s books, hosted by Caroline Carpenter, Hannah Love, Charlie Morris and Sam Sedgman. Featuring special guests from the world of children's publishing, join us for wide-ranging chats about our new discoveries and perennial favourites, from picture books to young adult novels and everything in-between.

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DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is a monthly radio show all about children’s books, hosted by Caroline Carpenter, Hannah Love, Charlie Morris and Sam Sedgman. Featuring special guests from the world of children's publishing, join us for wide-ranging chats about our new discoveries and perennial favourites, from picture books to young adult novels and everything in-between.

    23 March 2021 | Episode 83: Cats Vs Dogs

    23 March 2021 | Episode 83: Cats Vs Dogs

    Hannah Love and Sam Sedgman are joined by authors Steven Lenton and Michelle Harrison to tackle the greatest question of our lifetime: which are better, cats or dogs? Hear the fur fly as we share some of our favourite canines and felines from children's literature past and present, debating which is funnier, cuter, more adventurous and more loyal. Plus, we each share a book that's making us happy this month.

    Buy all the books mentioned in today's episode from our new shelf on Bookshop.org - https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/downtherabbithole

    Follow us on Twitter @DTRHradio or Instagram at @DTRHradio. Follow Hannah at @AitchLove, Sam Sedgman @samuelsedgman, Steven at @stevenlenton and Michelle at @MHarrison13

    • 34 min
    23 February 2021 | Episode 82: Updating the Classics

    23 February 2021 | Episode 82: Updating the Classics

    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 the most pressing questions in children’s literature: "were Goosebumps actually scary?" and "exactly how many Animorphs books were there?".

    Buy all the books mentioned in today's episode from our new shelf on Bookshop.org - https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/downtherabbithole

    Check out the YA Book Prize on Twitter at @YABookPrize or at YABookPrize.com

    Follow us on Twitter @DTRHradio or Instagram at @DTRHradio. Follow Sam Sedgman @samuelsedgman, Charlie at @charlieinabook, Caroline at @CarolineC1988 and Hannah at @AitchLove

    • 29 min
    27 January 2021 | Episode 81: Meet our new team!

    27 January 2021 | Episode 81: Meet our new team!

    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

    • 24 min
    26 December 2020 | Episode 80: Christmas Special with Frank Cottrell Boyce

    26 December 2020 | Episode 80: Christmas Special with Frank Cottrell Boyce

    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

    • 58 min
    24 November 2020 | Episode 79: Funny Books for Older Readers with Alexandra Sheppard and Simon James Green

    24 November 2020 | Episode 79: Funny Books for Older Readers with Alexandra Sheppard and Simon James Green

    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

    • 29 min
    27 October 2020 | Episode 78: Funny Books with Pamela Butchart and Michelle Robinson

    27 October 2020 | Episode 78: Funny Books with Pamela Butchart and Michelle Robinson

    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.

    • 27 min

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