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In the Reading Corner is created by Just Imagine for anyone interested in children's books and reading. It is hosted by Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers. Listening to this podcast, you will learn about the latest children's books, learn more about the creative processes of writing and illustrating, discover different viewpoints about topical issues and more. Whether you are a teacher, librarian, parent, bookseller, publisher, writer or illustrator, this podcast is made with love for you.

In the Reading Corner Nikki Gamble

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In the Reading Corner is created by Just Imagine for anyone interested in children's books and reading. It is hosted by Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers. Listening to this podcast, you will learn about the latest children's books, learn more about the creative processes of writing and illustrating, discover different viewpoints about topical issues and more. Whether you are a teacher, librarian, parent, bookseller, publisher, writer or illustrator, this podcast is made with love for you.

    Clare Pollard: The Untameables

    Clare Pollard: The Untameables

    In this episode, Nikki Gamble talks to award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, and literary critic Clare Pollard about her debut children's novel, The Untameables.About the UntameablesUnder the bloody rule of King Arthur – as the cruel Knights of the Round Table wage wars and hunt magical creatures – the ordinary people of Camelot are getting sick. Really sick. Something is poisoning the land. No one in Arthur's court seems to care, but a spark of hope remains... The Holy Grail could save t...

    • 25 min
    Jodie Lancet-Grant: The Wild West Twins

    Jodie Lancet-Grant: The Wild West Twins

    Jodie Lancet-Grant is the author of The Pirate Mums and The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures. and The Legend of the Wild West Twins, The Pirate Mums made history as the first book with a two-mum family to be read as a Cbeebies Bedtime Story, when it appeared in 2021, read by Sue Perkins. In her day job, she is Associate Publisher at Bluebird, Pan Macmillan, where she commissions high-profile non-fiction books. Jodie is the chair of judges for the Polari Prize for Children’s Books, whi...

    • 17 min
    Lucy Strange: The Island at the Edge of Night

    Lucy Strange: The Island at the Edge of Night

    After training as an actor and working as an English teacher, Lucy published her first novel, The Secret of Nightingale Wood, which won the 2014 Montegrappa First Fiction Prize; further novels, Our Castle by the Sea, The Ghost of Gosswater, and Sisters of the Lost Marsh have been published with critical acclaim. Hilary Mckay called the latter the 'book of the year.'The Island at the Edge of Night is Lucy's fifth novel.About The Island at the Edge of NightAbandoned at a boarding school on a bl...

    • 24 min
    Maya Wei-Haas: What a Rock Can Reveal

    Maya Wei-Haas: What a Rock Can Reveal

    Nikki Gamble talks to science journalist and author Maya Wei-Haas about her recently published book, What A Rock Can Reveal.The discussion ranges from the creation of volcanic rock to stromatolites, the earliest known form of life on Earth. Maya also makes suggestions for engaging young readers with geology, no matter where they live.Support the Show.Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the bo...

    • 26 min
    Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent

    It's 20 years since the publication of Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men, the first book in the Tiffany Aching arc within the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. To celebrate, Terry's daughter Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent have produced a handsome gift book, Tiffany Aching's Guide to Being a Witch, stunningly illustrated by Paul Kidby.Rhianna and Gabrielle joined Nikki Gamble In The Reading Corner to talk about the joint venture.Support the Show.Thank you for listening. If you enjoye...

    • 26 min
    Peter Brown - Running wild with robots

    Peter Brown - Running wild with robots

    Peter Brown is an American writer and illustrator. He is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for his illustration of Creepy Carrots (written by Aaron Reynolds) and the author-illustrator of picture books Mr Tiger Goes Wild, My Teacher is a Monster, Fred Gets Dressed and The Curious Garden.His novel series about Roz, the Wild Robot has garnered lots of critical praise and many fans. In this episode, he talks with Nikki Gamble about the third novel in the series, The Wild Robot Protects,Suppor...

    • 34 min

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