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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 find out 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 find out 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.

    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 showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 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,
    Support the showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 34 min
    We've Got This! Reflections on empathy with Rashmi Siredeshpande and Miranda McKearney

    We've Got This! Reflections on empathy with Rashmi Siredeshpande and Miranda McKearney

    Rashmi Sirdeshpande is the author of We've Got This! Six Steps to Build Empathy and Miranda McKearney is a founder and director of Empathy Lab. In this episode, they talk about the science behind empathy and ways to develop it with young people.

    An extended version of video version of this talk is available on our website.

    About We've Got This
    We've Got This! Six Steps to Build Your Empathy Superpower, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande in partnership with EmpathyLab, is the essential empathy handbook for young readers. In just SIX simple steps, readers will be taught how to harness empathy as theirhuman SUPERPOWER, and discover how using this power can change their lives and the world around them for the better. The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health, but it's not something that all children are taught about or are offered support for.

    Harnessing empathy and growing their emotional intelligence allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with life's ups and downs and understand and experience other people's emotions, feelings and points of view. 
    Support the showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 29 min
    Pippa Funnell

    Pippa Funnell

    Pippa Funnell is well-known for her equestrian achievements. She's an Olympic medalist and Rolex Grand Slam winner 2003.  She is also the author of a series of books for children, Pippa's Pony Tales. 

    In this episode, Pippa talks to Nikki Gamble about how her love of horses inspired the books and how she hopes the books will encourage children to follow their dreams and be prepared to work hard to achieve them.



    Support the showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 25 min
    Roland Chambers - The Adventures of Billy Shaman

    Roland Chambers - The Adventures of Billy Shaman

    Roland Chambers is a writer, illustrator and storyteller. He is the author of a biography about Arthur Ransome and the children's stories, Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody and Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern.

    His new series, features Billy Shaman - a  shaman by name and by nature, who embarks on a voyage of self discovery from the museum that is the former home of scientist and explorer, Charles Darwi., It's an exciting adventure, told with wisdom and humour.

    In the first adventure of the series, Billy, travels to the Arctic Circle, where he meets an Inuit girl Ahnah, a Greek explorer, Pytheas and a powerful shaman, Sedna.

    Roland dropped into The Reading Corner to tell Nikki Gamble all about it.

    About The Adventures of Billy Shaman: The Rage of the Sea Witch

     Shaman by name and shaman by nature - Billy just hasn't found his magic ... yet.

    His selfish, globetrotting parents abandon him for yet another summer in Charles Darwin's strange, museum-like house, where Billy stumbles across a 200-year-old giant talking tortoise named Charles Darwin, by the famous man himself. Charles D, the tortoise, knows every inch of the house and every artefact in it, and he's keen to help Billy realise his powers and set him on the path to adventure. A beautifully carved Inuit ivory necklace is the first object that whisks him back in time to the shrieking chaos of an Arctic blizzard to meet its rightful owner, a girl called Ahnah, her shape-shifting grandmother and the mysterious explorer Pytheas.
    Support the showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic

    Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic

    Jo Ellen Bogart and Maya Kastelic are the joint creators of the wordless picture book, Anthony and the Gargoyle. In this episode, they talk about their different roles in producing the book.

    Jo Ellen Bogart is a US and Canadian writer of children's books living in Ontario.

    Maja Kastelic was born in Slovenia, where she studied painting, philosophy and the theory of visual arts.

    About Anthony and the Gargoyle
    A boy befriends a baby gargoyle in this magical wordless story from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic. Anthony wakes up one morning to find his favorite rock has cracked open - and it's hollow! He discovers a strange-looking hatchling inside, and the two become fast friends. When Anthony asks his mother where the rock came from, she shows him photos from their trip to Paris, including of Notre-Dame cathedral, with its familiar-looking forms perched on top.

    Could Anthony's new friend be a gargoyle?
    This magical wordless story is brought to life in stunning, silent, hand-painted panels, and is a touching tale of true friendship and letting go.
    Support the showThank you for listening.

    If you enjoyed this podcast, please support us by subscribing to our channel. And if you are interested in the books we have featured, purchasing from our online bookshop Bestbooksforschools.com

    In the Reading Corner is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

    Follow us on Youtube for more author events YouTube.com/@nikkigamble1

    For general news and updates, follow us on Twitter @imaginecentre

    Full details about the range of services we provide can be found on our website www.justimagine.co.uk

    • 16 min

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