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This is the place for bibiophiles to meet and quiz their literary heroes. It’s a fun listen full of passionate young readers asking their favourite authors brilliantly insightful questions

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    • Kids & Family

This is the place for bibiophiles to meet and quiz their literary heroes. It’s a fun listen full of passionate young readers asking their favourite authors brilliantly insightful questions

    Cecelia Ahern: ‘public shaming moved me to write Flawed’ - Guardian children's books podcast

    Cecelia Ahern: ‘public shaming moved me to write Flawed’ - Guardian children's books podcast

    Cecelia Ahern explains how she was moved to write her first YA novel, Flawed, by her dismay at society’s increasingly finger-pointing culture. Guardian children’s books site members Harriet, Amy and Rebecca grill her on the book, which is set in a powerfully realised society in which perfection is valued above humanity

    • 20 min
    Jacqueline Wilson for Guardian children's books podcast: 'This is a story competition about your imagination'

    Jacqueline Wilson for Guardian children's books podcast: 'This is a story competition about your imagination'

    Jacqueline Wilson speaks to Michelle Pauli as she launches her creative writing competition for 7 – 12 year olds, where the prize is to have the winning story published in one of her books! Here she gives you tips about getting started, inventing characters and what the judges will be looking for Find out more about the competition and enter here! Plus check out the first chapter of Jacqueline Wilson’s newest book, Rent a Bridesmaid

    • 12 min
    Gavriel Savit: 'I’ve never known the end of a chapter in my life' - children's books podcast

    Gavriel Savit: 'I’ve never known the end of a chapter in my life' - children's books podcast

    Harrowing second world war tale Anna and the Swallow Man has taken teen readers by storm. Teen site members Lottie is Dottie and Ayesha got to ask the author about the mythologisation of the Holocaust, deep and dark things, stories without end and the meaning of life Also read Remembering the people of the Holocaust

    • 27 min
    Women in fantasy – the children's books podcast

    Women in fantasy – the children's books podcast

    Get a fascinating insight into the world of teen/YA fantasy in this podcast with four amazing fantasy authors. Samantha Shannon, Sally Green, Lucy Saxon and Alwyn Hamilton talk world building, feminism, sex and why we need to stop comparing all female characters to Katniss Everdeen – however wonderful she is! Enter our signed fantasy books giveaway!

    • 35 min
    Guardian children's books podcast with Owen Jones: 'there's a craving for an alternative to how things are run'

    Guardian children's books podcast with Owen Jones: 'there's a craving for an alternative to how things are run'

    Political commentator Owen Jones is grilled by teen site members CaraErica, Patrick and TheBookAddictedGirl on the writers who inspired his democratic socialist politics, the advice he’d give his 16-year-old self, and how young people should get involved in politics – and why… The Establishment is our current Teen book club read – find out what else is happening here

    • 19 min
    Jeff Kinney: 'the joke always comes first' – children's books podcast

    Jeff Kinney: 'the joke always comes first' – children's books podcast

    Find out what Jeff Kinney’s favourite Diary of a Wimpy Kid book is, why he really did wrap himself in toilet paper in Middle School and how he ALWAYS has writer’s block in this fabulous interview by the Eye Boggling Blurbs book group Win signed copies of the complete set of 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books

    • 8 min

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