Fun Kids Book Worms

Fun Kids Book Worms

By Fun Kids

Join Bex from the children's radio station Fun Kids as she meets top authors who tell her about their books and also read us chapters from them.

Plus, Bex and friends recommend their favourite kids books of the month.

You can listen to Bex on Fun Kids (weekdays from 4pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app, and online at funkidslive.com

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Episodes

HOW THE NEWS WORKS and the ATTACK of the STINK MONSTER!🗞️👾

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Jane Marlow & Lisa Campbell all about their new release Inside Story: How The News Works where we learn about the work behind the scenes of how our news bulletins really work and how they're put together. Bex then caught up with Jenny McLachlan all about STINK: FAIRY VS. WIZARD where we have a super funny diary-style adventure, full of cartoons by the bestselling author of the Land of Roar!Next up on this bumper episode of Book Worms is Nadia Shireen who continues with the stink theme and talks about Grimwood: Attack of the Stink Monster in the wildly funny third book in Nadia Shireen's bestselling and brilliantly anarchic illustrated comedy-adventure seriesTo wrap up the episode we speak to Our Farm in the Dales' Nicola Baker talking all about her debut children's book A Whistledown Farm Adventure: Finding Hope, her first book in a warm and beautifully observed farm adventure series That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/24·33m 5s

Time Travelling PENGUINS & the quest for IMMORTALITY🐧⚔️

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Sheena Dempsey about her new release Pablo & Splash where we join time-travelling penguins on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs. Bex also caught up with Siobhan McDermott all about Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm where a 12-year-old girl wins an invitation to train as an apprentice to immortals  That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/24·17m 27s

A SUPERHERO called INVISADOG and why TIME is more important than you think!

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Stuart Heritage about his new release The ODD Squad: Rise of Invisadog where we meet a team of heroic animal crime-fighters you'll never forget. Sam Sedgeman also joined Bex to chat all about about The Clockwork Conspiracy, a locked-room mystery packed with rooftop chases, hidden codes and mind-bending science. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/24·28m 54s

Time Travelling with a TORTOISE & Tamzin Merchant's The Troublemakers🐢🪄

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Tamzin Merchant about her brand new book The Troublemakers as we return to the magical world of The Hatmakers in an epic and exciting new adventure on the high seas Ross Welford also joined Bex on the first podcast of 2024 to chat all Time Travelling with a Tortoise all about an extraordinary, adventure-packed sequel to his beloved, bestselling debut, Time Travelling with a Hamster. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/24·27m 53s

Bex's Best Books of 2023

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! In today's episode to round off 2023, Bex goes through her favourite books of the year month by month and we hear from the authors who wrote them That's all on this week's very special episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/23·49m 54s

Eoin Colfer, The Snow Girl, Beano's latest Boomic & Everything Under The Sun

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Craig Graham, Mike Sterling and Laura Graham from Beano all about their Boomic series and which character the latest installment is focusing on? To get you all in the festive mood we're now joined by Indie Book Award winning author Sophie Anderson about her brand new book The Snow Girl, an enchanting story about facing fears and knowing when to let go. The international best-selling author Eoin Colfer joins us to continue the festive theme and tells us all about his brand new book Juniper's Chrisrmas, a story about eleven-year-old Juniper Lane who's thrown into a Christmas adventure like no other.Our last author is someone a little bit closer to home in Molly Oldfield who's just joined the Fun Kids Podcast Network and joins us to talk about her brand new book Everything Under The Sun, a curious question for every day of the year. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/23·45m 43s

The Frost Fair, A Magical Dress & Michael Rosen's Big Dreaming

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Natasha Hasting all about her brand new book The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair! The perfect book to welcome the Christmas season in. We've got another magical story for you! Robert Tregoning's The Dress in the Window is a tale of a boy who falls in love with a second-hand dress, and it's sure to steal your heart. Robert is here to tell us all about it!  Michael Rosen joins us a gives us a reading of his brilliant book, The Big Dreaming! All about the hibernation of bears, perfect for this time of year when bears are preparing for their big sleep! That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/11/23·20m 27s

The Beast & the Bethany's Latest Instalment, a 19th Century Fantasyland & an Amazing Spook Anthology👻📖

Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Jack Meggitt-Phillips about The Beast & the Bethany: Child of the Beast in the latest instalment in his beastly series. Peter Bunzl is back too, talking about his new book Glassborn! Set in a 19th century fantasyland where he explains what magical adventures the Belle siblings get up to in it. Still want some spook in your life? Phil Hickes joins us to tell you about the amazing anthology book - Read, Scream, Repeat. Featuring 13 authors curated by Jennifer Killick.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/11/23·20m 17s

FOOTBALL FANS, keepy-uppy with these amazing books! ⚽

Welcome to a super sporty episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton all about their new book, The Football Encyclopedia! This book has all the football info a football superfan needs. Alex and Ben are here to tell us about their love for football and how they co-wrote this amazing book.  Tom Palmer is here too, talking about his new book The Soccer Diaries: Rocky Takes LA! Rocky Race is due to fly over the pond to attend a prestigious soccer camp, but will it be that simple or will she face her own set of challenges on and off the pitch? Tom tells Bex all about it!  If you've been trick or treating or watching some scary movies the past week, you might be missing spooky season! Never fear (or do fear?), we've got the perfect book for you. Read, Scream, Repeat is an anthology with writing from authors such as Elle McNicoll, Joseph Coelho, Jennifer Killick and Sharna Jackson! Discover your new favourite author, and get a few chills in while you're at it! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/11/23·28m 57s

Bex gets SPOOOOKY with Carrie Hope Fletcher! 👻

Welcome to the scariest, most spine-tingling episode of Book Worms this year! Carrie Hope Fletcher came by the Fun Kids studio to chat all about her new spooky book, The Double Trouble Society and the Worst Curse! We'll find out what Carrie loves about Halloween, what special monster abilities she wants to have, and some behind-the-scenes chat about this new story. This is Bex's Book of the Month - or perhaps more aptly, Spook of the Month?  You've been telling us what books you're reading and who you'd love to see on the podcast, and today we find out that Luca thinks John Dougherty would be a great Book Worms guest! We'll get right on that, Luca. His books are so funny!  We've got some seriously spooky recommendations for you too. Attack of the Stink Monster by Nadia Shireen will bring some fright to your night with the Grimwood gang back on their paranormal adventures! Jack Meggitt-Phillips is one to check out too with his new book in The Beast and the Bethany series, Child of the Beast!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/10/23·12m 23s

A sea-faring mystery, a polar bear, and words of inspiration!

AM Howell is here to chat to Bex all about her new book Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic! Ann-Marie has provided all kinds of historic references to cruise ships in the 1930s. It's a must-read for those looking for an epic mystery to get stuck into!  Hannah Gold is here too with an introduction to her new book, Finding Bear! This is the sequel to The Last Bear, a story about a girl and her friendship with a polar bear stranded on a melting ice cap. What will happen when April realises her friend might still need her help?  We've got two amazing women joining the pod too! Award winning global affairs journalist Tara Kangarlou and author of What Makes Us Stronger Freya Lewis are here to talk about and read their own contributions to Dear Rebel, a book filled with advice from 145 inspirational women.  We want to hear your voice! Fun Kids fan Joshua wrote in to tell us what he's been reading lately, and it is HORRID! You can send in your top picks via the Book Worms page on the Fun Kids website. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/10/23·21m 3s

Dermot O'Leary talks Wings of Glory! 🕊️

Bex is the reigning Queen of books, and she's been getting stuck in some AMAZING new stories! We've got a jam-packed episode for you, so let's get started! Dermot O'Leary is here to chat about Wings of Glory! What inspired Dermot to write about the Second World War, and what is it about animals that he loves writing? History lovers and animal lovers, this one is for you. Bex has officially crowned this her Book of the Month for September! 👑 Kimberly Whittam is here too, chatting to Bex all about her debut novel, Quiet Storm! Find out some of the key themes in this heart-warming tale, such as school nerves and learning when it's time to speak up. Kimberly will be at the Reading Is Magic festival on the 6th October! The festival returns for its fourth year from the 2nd to the 6th October, featuring a host of amazing authors and engaging talks to attend! Head over to readingismagicfestival.com to get involved.  The winner of the Children's Indie Book of September is Claire Fayers! She's here to give an introduction and reading to Tapper Watson and the Quest for the Nemo Machine. The Indie Book of the Month campaign is part of the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland, encouraging book lovers to shop at their local bookshop! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/09/23·27m 20s

An ACCIDENTAL art heist and an UNLIKELY superhero!

Today, we at Book Worms are celebrating National Read A Book Day! Every year on the 6th September people across the nation are encouraged to read a book! That's no challenge for Bex, but it's great to get everyone involved. Let us know what books you've been reading on the Fun Kids website!  Judith Eagle visited the Fun Kids studios to chat to Bex all about Stolen Songbird. After finding a picture in the lining of her suitcase, Caro has become part of a dangerous art heist! Can she uncover the mystery of the stolen songbird painting? Judith is here to tell us all about Caro, her inspirations for the story, and what she thinks you'll love about this adventure!  Jason Reynolds is here too with an introduction and reading from his new book Stuntboy, In-Between Time! Stuntboy is a superhero, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his own challenges like separation, bullying and anxiety. Jason is here to tell you all you need to know about this funny, heart-warming new release.  Bex recommends a book to look out for this coming spooky season... The Housetrap by Emma Read is full of puzzles and mysteries to solve! Emma loves scary stories, so if you're into the spookier side of things this is a book you cannot miss this Autumn! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/09/23·20m 42s

Travel to the past in Sweet Skies and meet robots in Worrybot!

We've got a mix of genres on the show today. First, Robin Scott-Elliott reveals why he wanted to write a story about a young boy in 1948 Berlin who wants to be a pliot. There's triumph, survival, and a lot of chocolate in his new book Sweet Skies!  Simon Packham is here too, chatting all about his new story Worrybot! What inspired the focus on robots, and what does it teach us about worrying?  Bex has a recommendation coming up for horse lovers in September, Finding Wonder by Lauren St John, and she crowns her Book of the Month for August! Three cheers! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/08/23·17m 42s

Robot Librarians ATTACK in Sam Copeland and Jenny Pearson's new tale!!!

It's not often you see two authors for one book, and even rarer for them to be writing two separate stories! Bex caught up with author duo Sam Copeland and Jenny Pearson to chat all about their new book, Attack of the Robot Librarians! What was it like for Jenny to write one protagonist and Sam to write the other? It turns out, they hated it! Or are they just kidding? Listen to find out!  We've also got Jamie Littler on the show to tell us all about Arkspire! Part of a brand new fantasy series about a city run by magic, Arkspire is perfect for fans of the magical and mysterious. We've got a recommendation for you too! Next month, OH MAYA GODS! by Maz Evans is out! Greek mythology lovers rejoice, this is the book for you. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/08/23·15m 36s

Blackpool Tower has VANISHED!

Hello you book lovers! This week, Bex is chatting to author Frank Cottrell-Boyce about his new book, The Wonder Brothers. What happens when a magician makes a tower disappear? Well, three cousins have to use their own magic to try and bring it back! Frank tells us his favourite magicians, what he loves about magic, and what he loves about the locations in the book. From Blackpool to Vegas, the kids have been through a lot to get the tower back!  Bex crowns her July Book of the Month, and we've got a new release to recommend to you, featuring a pigeon called David and a multiplying cat... Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/07/23·14m 23s

What kind of art is right for me? And meet the Yoto Carnegie winners!

In this week's Book Worms, Bex has been chatting to author Joe Haddow and illustrator Ellie Hawes all about their new book Art Is Everywhere! Art isn't just paintbrushes and picture frames, and Joe is determined to showcase every type in this book. Plus, he chats to Bex about his experiences as a drummer!  We've also taken a moment to celebrate the Yoto Carnegies winners, who have left some voicenotes from the awards ceremony. We'll be keeping an eye out for these talented authors and illustrators in the future!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/23·18m 13s

Football legends, fantasy worlds, and the Alligator's Mouth Shortlist!

What a line-up we have in store for you this week on Book Worms! There's authors aplenty, and Bex crowns her Fun Kids Book of the Month for June... BBC Sports Personality of the year and Arsenal player Beth Mead is here to chat all about her new book, Roar: A Guide to Dreaming Big and Playing the Sport You Love. This is a guide to pursuing your passions and features plenty of activities and tips for you to dive into!  Nazeen Pathak is here too, chatting all about her new book City of Stolen Magic. This is a spellbinding adventure with Indian and British colonial history woven throughout. For some fantasy with some educational context, you can look no further than Nazneen's wonderful story!  We're also checking in with the nominees for the Alligator's Mouth Awards 2023 Shortlist. We're welcoming Paula Bowles, illustrator for Marv and the Pool of Peril; author Candy Gourlay on Mike Falls Up; author Kirsty Applebaum on Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest, and last but not least author and illustrator Elys Dolan on Rex: Dinosaur in Disguise to the podcast! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/06/23·36m 24s

How To Train Your Dragon, and your pet wolf too!

In this week's animal training episode of Book Worms, Bex is chatting to author Cressida Cowell on How To Train Your Hogfly! Cressida has been hard at work training all of these fantastic creatures, and after the 20th anniversary of How To Train Your Dragon, she's here with a brand new story set in the universe of dragon training. Author Paul Westmoreland and illustrator George Ermos are also here to tell Bex about their new book, Rudy and the Wolf Cub! Paul and George meet for the first time on this podcast - isn't Bex quite the little matchmaker! Rudy and the Wolf Cub is one of five nominees for the Alligator's Mouth awards, where illustrated fiction books for kids are celebrated. If you're a book lover, keep an eye on the nominees! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/06/23·25m 15s

Jacqueline Wilson's story of an Enid Blyton classic!

Jacqueline Wilson is on Book Worms to chat about her new tale set in an Enid Blyton classic, The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure! We've also got Kimberly Whittam on the show to give an introduction and reading to Quiet Storm, a book about a shy girl who learns to speak up, and the author of May's Children's Indie Book of the Month, chosen especially by independent booksellers, Simon James Green is here to chat about Finn Jones Was Here!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/05/23·19m 59s

Stephen Mulhern on how YOU can become a magician!

Welcome to this week's Book Worms! Bex is chatting to Stephen Mulhern all about his new book, Max Magic: The Greatest Show on Earth! Stephen has some expert advice on how to become a brilliant magician, and Bex seems very interested...  Jess Butterworth is here too, chatting about Lost on Gibbon Island! This story of being stranded on an island actually has real life inspiration from Jess!  Finally, Kimberly Whittam is giving us an introduction and reading from her new book, Quiet Storm. Storm has always been quiet, and after living in the shadows of others, decides it's finally time to speak up! Bex has some great recommendations for you this week, and crowns her Book Worms Book of the Month for May! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/05/23·26m 2s

BONUS: New series, Badger and The Blitz

A story of love and hope, inspired by the real-life events of World War II. When Jack’s dog and best friend Badger finds her life on the line, he must act fast to save her. An act of survival becomes an adventure, as they journey across war-torn London to find the one person who can help them. But when Jack is evacuated from the city, he’s alone once more until his love for Badger drives him back home to find his beloved friend. But has he arrived too late to save her? Get episodes of Badger and The Blitz right now by following the podcast here: https://podfollow.com/1681764640  Fun Kids Podcasts+ subscribers get all episodes right now. Tap 'Try Free' in Apple Podcasts or head to FunKidsLive.com/plusJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/23·9m 43s

Superheroes don't always need superpowers!

Welcome to this week's Book Worms! Bex will be your guide to all of the best and most exciting book releases.  AF Steadman came into the Fun Kids studio recently to chat about the latest release in the magical Skandar series, Skandar and the Phantom Rider! Skandar is training as a unicorn rider, but as wild unicorns begin to die Skandar faces a new challenge to help save the Island.  LD Lapinski is here to tell you all about their new book, Jamie! It's tricky to fit in, but Jamie is all about embracing the things that make us unique and cherishing those who will stand beside us.  Finally, Angie Thomas is here with an introduction and reading from Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy! Discover a world of fantasy, inspired by African American history and folklore! Bex also has a book recommendation for you - The Rage of the Sea Witch by Roland Chambers! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/23·23m 21s

BONUS: National Trust Kids' Podcast – Ranger Rae and The Wildlifers

I wanted to share with you a brand new episode of a podcast we’ve been working on at Fun Kids.  It’s called the National Trust Kids’ Podcast.  Take a listen – and if you like what you hear, remember to follow the podcast wherever you’re listening to this. Follow the podcast here: https://podfollow.com/1681085306  Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/23·14m 51s

Old Bex-donald had a farm!

It's coming up to the end of April, which means Bex has declared her Book of the Month! Which lucky author has gained this coveted title? Listen and find out...  This week's episode is full of furry friends! JB Gill from JLS and Down On The Farm is here to chat about his new book, Ace and the Animal Heroes! Horrible Histories cartoonist and author, Martin Brown, has come out with Nell and the Cave Bear: The Journey Home. As Nell and her companion Cave Bear face trouble with the Woodland hunters, they'll need more strength and bravery than ever to get back home.  We also have book recommendations from Bex! She's highlighting these Children's Indie Book of the Month titles. Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories, by author and illustrator Jarvis, takes the spot for March! Taking the April spot is Catherine Rayner's Molly, Olive and Dexter, featuring Molly the hare, Olive the owl, and Dexter the fox! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/23·26m 27s

A new heartwarming tale about a mouse from Katie Piper!

Welcome to another episode of Book Worms! Katie Piper joins Bex this week to tell you all about her new book, All You Need! What do we really need in life, and what should we be grateful for? Cynthia and Elise Deluola are here too, chatting about Cynthia's new book and the first in her new series, Ama's Stories: My Family! Last but not least, Ross Montgomery is here to do an introduction and reading of his new book, Spellstone!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/23·18m 31s

Say 'sup to superheroes Onyeka and Agent Big Butt!

Welcome to a superhero episode of Book Worms! This is an extra special episode as Bex reveals to you her Book of the Month for March… Tọlá Okogwu is here to tell you all about her new book Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels, sequel to Academy of the Sun! Onyeka is a British-Nigerian girl who goes through all the usual parts of life, she just also happens to have a magical afro. Find out why Bex fell in love with this gassy superhero! Amy Winfield is here too! After reading an excerpt on the last Book Worms episode, she’s here to tell us about how her and her family worked together to create The Birth of Agent Big Butt. Hannah Peck is treating you to an excerpt from The Headline Hoax, the third instalment in her Kate on the Case series! Kate is a brilliant young reporter who deals with some larger-than-life mysteries when she is invited to a top newspaper… is this a case she can solve?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/03/23·26m 14s

Ian Mark on Monsters Bite Back and his book of MONSTERS!

Welcome to this week's episode of Book Worms, where you'll be learning all about monsters, fantasy lands, and butts! Bex is chatting to Ian Mark about his new book Monsters Bite Back, the second book in the Monster Hunting series! Ian admits to having his own book of monsters... Ruth Lauren, author of Tourmaline and the Island of Elsewhere, introduces herself and the story and then gives Bex a reading from Chapter 1!  Amy Winfield also has a voice note for you, introducing The Birth of Agent Big Butt with a reading from the start of the book!Bex also has some future releases to keep an eye on, such as Quiet Storm by Kimberly Whittam and Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend by Lizzie Huxley-Jones. Find out why these books are must-reads! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/03/23·21m 59s

Calling all detectives: murders, mysteries, and codes to break!

Welcome to this week's Book Worms! Bex is chatting to author Alasdair Beckett-King and illustrator Claire Powell about their new book Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum. Find out how they wrote and illustrated together, and what beloved mystery authors inspired this book!  Rhian Tracey talks about her historical and real-life inspiration behind I Spy, A Bletchley Park Mystery! Delve into the historical background of Bletchley Park and the enigma code breaking that occurred there.  Natasha Farrant has a voice note for us! She is giving an introduction to her book The Rescue of Ravenwood, plus a reading excerpt. Find out all about three remarkable children who share a common goal: saving the wildlife in Ravenwood.  Also, find out what Bex has been loving lately! Hint: it has something to do with some short and determined birds from the island of Egg... Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/02/23·30m 13s

Joseph Coelho on Stepping Into Stories Festival!

Welcome to this week's episode of Book Worms! We've got an episode full to the BRIM with literature goodness.  First up, Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho talks Stepping Into Stories Festival, a wonderful London-based literature festival that ran last week!  Next, Kevin and Katie Tsang chat to Bex about inspirations and highlights from their new piece of science fiction, Suzie and the Moonbugs! Claire Weze is here too, reading an excerpt from her new book The Storm Swimmer.  Bex also has some book recommendations for you! Find out what she loves about Secret Beast Club: The Unicorns of Silver Street by Robin Birch and Rani Reports on the Missing Millions by Gabrielle and Satish Shewhorak.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/23·22m 35s

Elle McNicoll talks Like A Curse, her sequel to Like A Charm!

Welcome to another episode of Book Worms! This week, Bex is chatting to Elle McNicolll on Like A Curse. What inspired the characters and what can we expect from her stirring sequel? Join Elle on her first time in the Fun Kids studio!  Plus, we have Lis Jardine on The Detention Detectives! Find out what Lis Jardine adores most about this novel, and what to expect in this murder mystery...  We have some of Bex's book recommendations too! Tune in to find out what Bex has been loving this month. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/01/23·17m 0s

Abi Elphinstone gives Peter Pan a new story in Saving Neverland!

Happy 2023! This week on the first Book Worms episode of the year, Bex chats to Abi Elphinstone on her new book Saving Neverland! Find out how Abi felt reading the original Peter Pan, challenges writing his character, and what themes arise in this new tale... Bex talks us through her favourite books, including Blanksy the Street Cat by Gavin Puckett and her book of the month, Like A Curse by Elle McNicoll. Listen to hear why Bex adores these books! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/01/23·15m 55s

Revisiting the BEST BITS of 2022!!!

In this special throwback episode of Book Worms, Bex gets reflective and takes a trip down memory lane with highlights from this year. Kicking off the show, Alison Hammond talks about her fantastic book on black people in British history Black in Time, documenting the figures you probably haven't heard about in history lessons. Ben Miller talks about his book The Night We Got Stuck in a Story while Bex fires a round of riddles! Christopher Edge talks us through the themes and characters in Escape Room, and finally Benjamin Dean chats on seeing The Secret Sunshine Project in book shop windows and what aspects of his life inspired the story. Celebrate the fabulous guests and novels we've had this year and look forward to a 2023 FULL of new books!!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/12/22·41m 47s

A.F. Steadman on Skandar and the Unicorn Thief!

This week on Book Worms Bex talks to A.F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, on her writing process and her likes and dislikes in a quick-fire 'this or that' round! Plus a glimpse into her next book...  Historicist and author Greg Jenner gives us a reading from his new book You Are History - what disgusting substance did Victorians use for jewellery??? Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/22·11m 57s

This is Book Worms

Book Worms is the fortnightly show where we meet some of your favourite authors, find out the stories behind their stories, and hear exclusive readings too! Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show ad-free along with 30 others – and get to support Fun Kids. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plusJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/22·47s

Matthew Sayed and Kathy Weeks advise us on how to argue!

On this week's episode of Book Worms, Bex tackles the topics of arguments and how best to have them in an interview with Matthew Sayed and Kathy Weeks! Bex and the duo discuss the inspirations behind Matthew's book What Do YOU Think?, where we delve into Matthew and Kathy's ideas on opinions and how to wield them.  Brilliant author Abi Elphinstone reads an excerpt from her new book, Saving Neverland, and takes us through the spellbinding themes and characters in a summary of the novel! This week is one to tune in to! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/22·17m 3s

Emma Louise and Adam B on ADAM WINS THE INTERNET!

This week on Book Worms, Adam B chats to Emma Louise about the inspiration for his new book, Adam Wins the Internet! He chats about visiting his old primary school, what to expect on his new book tour, and gives us an inside look at an excerpt from Adam Wins the Internet! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/22·15m 7s

Fearne Cotton and I.P Daley!?!

Fearne Cotton joins us this week to chat more about the connection between a happy healthy mind and body, and the kings of comedy themselves Craig Graham and Mike Stirling aka. I.P. Daley from the Beano chat to us about the latest shenanigans Dennis and Gnasher are up to! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/11/22·23m 8s

McFly's Tom Fletcher and Robin Stevens!

Tom Fletcher joins us with a brand new book that is out of this world, Spaceband! This features exclusive songs you can listen to as well! We also have friend of the show Robin Stevens join us with her latest book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, and as always we have a list of some of the best new book releases! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/10/22·18m 49s

David Walliam's New Out of this WORLD Book!

Have you ever wanted to go to SPACE? David Walliams chats all things space and uncovers his favourite crisp flavour (will Bex cancel the interview because of it?) AND we hear from the brilliant Reece Carter about his spooky new book just in time for Halloween, A Girl The Ghost and the Lost Name! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/22·23m 6s

Ben Miller Gets STUCK in the Studio!

Ben Miller joins us in the studio to chat about his new book, The Night We Got Stuck in A Story and finds himself being stuck in the Fun Kids studio! We also hear some of the coolest new stories you can get your hands on now, and we hear a lot of spider facts!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/22·12m 13s

Read Hour with Sam Sedgman and Babatunde Aleshe!

We find out how to get involved with Read Hour this week with the Adventures on Trains author Sam Sedgman, and hear how you can use your imagination to do amazing things with comedian and actor Babatunde Aleshe! As always with a new book we have LOADS of new books to tell you about too! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/09/22·23m 37s

Is This The GROSSEST Book Ever Written?

We chat all about Bogies, Brains and your Body as we hear what Dan got up to when he spoke to author Paul Cross. We hear the best book recommendations at the moment and we get an exclusive reading from Bex of the Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/22·13m 30s

Can You Answer the RIDDLE MASTERS RIDDLE?

Author, presenter and riddle MASTER Gyles Brandreth tells some of his hardest Riddles to Sean this week, can you answer them? Heba Hamzeh tells us all about her newest book in the Prince Zaaki series, and as always Bex get the lowdown on the hottest releases out now!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/22·16m 53s

How to Rule the GALAXY with David Solomons!

What would you do if your mum went missing? Frances Moloney author of the Mystery of the Missing Mum joins us to chat about just that with an exclusive reading too! Out of this world author David Solomons chats to us about his new book, A Beginners Guide to Ruling the Galaxy and who he was inspired by for his main (and rudest!) character. And Bex has picked out some of the hottest books right now to get stuck into! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/22·16m 41s

Live from the Barnes Literature Festival and.... Punjabi Zombies?!?!

Sean from the breakfast show has recently visited the Barnes Literature festival and catches us up on all that happened there, including his chats with Horrible Histories Simon Farnaby, David Baddiel and Chris Smith! We also hear an exclusive reading from Humza Arshad, comedian and author of the Little Badman Series ,with the latest book out now! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/22·18m 47s

Glow in the Dark Squirrels and Winner of the Carnegie Greenaway Award!

Winner of the YOTO Carnegie Greenaway Award, Katya Balen joins us to chat about her winning book October October and we hear from some of the shadowers who were at the event on behalf of their school! We also get an exclusive reading from Lucy Brandt, author of the Leonara Bolt series and we have a list of the hottest books out right now!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/06/22·12m 51s

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone 25th Anniversary Special!

Join Fun Kids presenters Bex and Dan for this very special episode of Book Worms as they celebrate and remember the 25th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone!  Featuring interviews with children across the country, and the original cover illustrator Thomas Taylor, prepare to relive where the magical series began. On 26 June this year Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone celebrates its 25th anniversary! Since 1997, the adventures of Harry Potter have enchanted children across the world. Only 500 copies of the first edition were published but the book became an unprecedented publishing phenomenon with the series going on to sell over 500 million books worldwide in over 80 languages, inspiring a major movie franchise, a spellbinding theatre production and so much more. It’s time to raise a goblet of Butterbeer and celebrate the legendary story of the Boy Who Lived…get ready for the magical journey of a lifetime!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/22·32m 48s

Alison Hammond, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope!

This week we have a host of guests, Alison Hammond chats about the secret history of the UK in Black in Time : The Most Awesome Black Britons from Yesterday to Today where we hear the stories behind the most influential black britons in History. Lolly Adefope and Romesh Ranganathan join us to read excerpts of the new Roald Dahl audiobooks and we name some of the hottest books out right now, including a teaser from author Clare Povey!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/22·15m 34s

An Anthony Horowitz Classic Returns, and James Acaster Eats Mice with Rice?!

Author legend Anthony Horowitz joins us this week to chat about his hilarious new book in the Diamond Brothers series, Where Seagulls Dare. And we hear Roald Dahl classics coming to life through some of Britain's most loved comedians.. this week we hear some of James Acaster's impromptu singing for his reading of James and the Giant Peach, its all in this weeks Book Worms Podcast! Get in touch to let us know what you are reading at funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/22·18m 22s

Spreading the Sunshine with Benjamin Dean!

Author of our Book of the Month : The Secret Sunshine Project, Benjamin Dean joins us to chat about his inspirations for the book, how people from his own life have made their way into the pages and how we can share our own sunshine! We reveal some of hottest books right now, one of which being set in the Great Fire of London...Get in touch to let us know what you are reading at funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/22·13m 32s

Michelle Paver on the Final Book In the Chronicles of Darkness!

Author legend of the Chronicles of Darkness featuring Torak and Wolf and their stone age adventures chats about the final book in the series Wolfbane including an exclusive Book Worms reading! We also hear from author Polly Ho-Yen on her book The Boy Who Grew A Tree and we reveal our book of the Month for May! Get in touch to let us know what you are reading at funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/22·16m 13s

Michael Rosen and a Cat that LOVES Pasta?

Children's Laureate, author, poet and legend Michael Rosen joins us this week to chat about his new book Rigatoni the Pasta Cat, how to get into writing and an exclusive reading too! Bex has her list of Books to look out for this week, including one about a boy and his magical tree AND a new book from Lucy Hawking! Share your favourite books with us at Funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/22·14m 43s

Jamie McFlair Returns with The Ultimate Brain Hack!

Sean Thorne and Luke Franks give us an exclusive behind the scenes look at their new book Jamie McFlair and the Ultimate Brain Hack and we take a look back to our chat with the amazing Katie and Kevin Tsang to celebrate their newest book in the Dragon Realm Series. As always we let you know the books to look out for this week and crown a new BOOK OF THE MONTH!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/22·22m 16s

Escape Room And The Thief Who Sang Storms!

Sophie Anderson joins Book Worms to talk to Bex about her book The Thief Who Sang Storms! Christopher Edge chats about his new book Escape Room plus we chat about the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards. As always if there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/22·21m 3s

Learning About Our Unique Brains with Dr Ranj!

Author, Presenter and Doctor Dr Ranj joins us to chat about the uniqueness of each of our brains in his new book Brain Power! And Kim Hillyard joins us to tell us all about her new book, Greta the Wonder Mammoth and what World Book Day means to her!  As always if there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/22·13m 3s

The Luckiest Kid in the World and Danny Wallace!

Author of The Luckiest Kid In The World and the Hamish series, friend of the show Danny Wallace joins Bex to chat about his new book and some hidden gems we can look out for! We have a reading from our presenter Robyn about one very regal badger and Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week. As always if there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.com!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/22·24m 13s

Adam Hills Rockstar Detective and Swashbuckling Reading!

Comedian and author Adam Hills chats about his new book Rockstar Detectives, a mystery that even Bex can't solve... can you? We hear about Chris Ridells reimagining of Alice in Wonderland and we have a reading from the amazing L.D Lapinski from her second book in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/22·20m 58s

David Tennant, Elle McNicholl and an Amazing Space Rap!

We have some very special guests in this weeks Book Worms Podcast! David Tennant reads an excerpt of Terry Pratchetts The Carpet People. Author of Like A Charm Elle McNicoll joins Bex to chat about her book and MC Grammar writes a space rap especially for us that you can sing along to! Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week and as always if there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.comJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/22·19m 18s

An Out Of This World Book Worms Special!

We have some very special guests in this weeks Book Worms Podcast all based around space to mark the launch of Mission Transmission! Author of The Girl with Space in her Heart Lara Williamson joins Bex to chat about her newest book and gives us some tips for those wanting to start writing. Samantha Baines gives us an exclusive reading of her book, Harriet vs the Galaxy! And Dave Rudden author of the Doctor Who: The Wintertime Paradox book joins us to talk all about the Doctors latest adventures throughout the galaxy. Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week as well as the return of BOOK OF THE MONTH! If there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.comJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/22·18m 27s

The Book Worms Christmas Special!

We have some very festive guests in this weeks Book Worms Podcast Christmas Special, QI Elves Anne Miller and Emily Jupitus answer some of the strangest questions from their new book Funny You Should Ask... Again! Award Winning Author Serena Patel chats about joining forces with Robin Stevens for the Very Merry Murder Club. And friend of the show Ben Miller joins us for a reading of his new book How I Became A Dog Called Midnight. Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week! If there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.comJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/12/21·21m 42s

Former Childrens Laureate Lauren Child and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney!

We have some very special guests in this weeks Book Worms Podcast, Former Childrens Laureate Lauren Child joins us to chat about her new book Think Like an Elf! Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series joins us to chat all about sports day, what a greased watermelon is used for an his new book in the series, Big Shot! Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week! If there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.comJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/21·22m 20s

Sophie Dahl and the Worst Sleepover EVER! And Booker Prize Winner Ben Okri!

In this weeks Book Worms Podcast, Sophie Dahl joins us to chat about her new book The Worst Sleepover Ever, and joins Bex in curating the best sleepover they can! Ben Okri, winner of the Booker Prize for his book Every Leaf a Hallelujah joins us to chat all about the importance of trees and how children are shaping the future with their impact on climate change. Bex also lets us know her honourable mentions with books that she recommends this week! If there is a book that you can't get enough of at the moment, get in touch on our website www.funkidslive.comJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/21·22m 26s

A Michael Morpurgo Special!

The amazing Childrens Laureate and bestselling author, poet and playwright Sir Michael Morpurgo joins Bex for a Morpurgo special! We chat about his new book When Fish Flew and the astounding stories behind it, as well as a new poetry book all about animals - with an exclusive reading!   We also hear about the new book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Saga, and all about a Penguin called Einstein - its all in this episode of The Fun Kids Book Worms Podcast!  Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/21·28m 28s

Big Bookworms Spooktacular!

We hear from Bec Hill and her new book in the Horror Heights series - The Slime! Emma Carroll chats about her new book the Week at Worlds end, and we have a not so spooky reading from Dermot O Leary!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/21·29m 8s

Author Legend Jacqueline Wilson, Jack Meggitt-Phillips and the Rebel Girls!

We hear from Jack Meggitt-Phillips' interview and reading from our Book Worms live event at the Underbelly Festival in August. Bex speaks to legend Jacqueline Wilson about her new book, The Primrose Railway Children and we hear a reading from the new Black Girl Magic Book!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/21·17m 37s

Jenny McLachlan, Jim Beckett, and How YOU can create your own story!

We look back at our time with Jenny McLachlan and Jim Beckett during the Book Worms Live event at the Underbelly Festival in London. We hear about their new books and how we can create our own stories!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/21·23m 56s

Steven Lenton, Alex Milway and A Very Hungry Moose!

Take a peek into the Book Worms live event from the Underbelly Festival on this weeks Book Worms podcast with illustrator and author Steven Lenton and author Alex Milway with a musical surprise for us!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/21·17m 52s

Lemony Snickett, Rob Biddulph and JM Joseph!

What makes Lemony Snicketts mind tick? Hear about his new book, Poison for Breakfast, as well as some of the hidden illustrations to look out for in Rob Biddulphs new book, Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City. And a quiz from JM Joseph!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/21·28m 12s

A Secret World, Birdwatching and Pants on Fire!

J M Joseph author of Pants on Fire chats about his new book, we hear all about Birdwatching from M G Leonard's new book Twitch and we have an EXCLUSIVE reading from Jack Ryders new book, Jack's Secret World!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/21·24m 7s

Jack Ryder, Jen Carney and Elle McNicholl!

Eastenders star Jack Ryder joins Bex to chat about his new book, Jacks Secret World, we have Elle McNicholls quickfire round and a hilarious reading from Jen Carney!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/21·15m 29s

Victoria Hislop, Nat Luurtsema and Sally Gardner!

Find out which book got Bex tearing up this week, Victoria Hislop joins us all the way from Greece, and Nat Luurtsema and Sally Gardner read chapters of Opie Jones and The TINDIMS in this weeks Book Worms episode!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/21·21m 38s

Nick Sharratt, Sydney Smith and Maz Evans!

The amazing author and illustrator Nick Sharratt joins Bex on this Book Worms episode as well as winner of the Carnegie medal Sydney Smith and we hear a reading from previous book of the month winner Maz Evans!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/21·22m 48s

Amazing Lists with Andrew Pettie and Green Poetry from Martin Kiszko!

Author of King Frank and the Knights of the Eco Quest Martin Kiszko joins Bex in this weeks Book Worms with an exciting competition, Andrew Pettie chats about some AMAZING lists that will blow your mind, and we have a reading from actor and author Clive Mantle!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/21·29m 0s

Ben Bailey Smith, Clare Weze and Clare Balding!

Ben Bailey Smith tells us more about his new book 'Something I Said', Clare Weze chats about the magic around her new book 'The Lightning Catcher' and we get a reading from Clare Baldings inspirational book, 'Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going!'.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/21·25m 30s

Dragon Realm Authors Kevin and Katie Tsang, Ben Garrod and L.D Lapinski!

Scientist and broadcaster Ben Garrod, Strangeworlds Travel Agency author L.D Lapinski gives us a reading from her new book and Dragon Realm authors Kevin and Katie Tsang join Bex this week in the Book Worms Podcast!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/21·26m 7s

David Tennant, Patience Agbabi and Luke & Sean from the Breakfast Show

Sean from the Breakfast Show is joined not by Robot but by his co-author Luke to chat about their new book Jamie McFlair and the Boyband Generator, as well as a reading of Terry Pratchetts The Carpet People which tells the story of a whole world living in a carpet by David Tennant. And Patience Agbabi joins in Bex's quickfire quiz!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/21·28m 28s

Clare Balding, Jen Carney and Ben Miller!

Clare Balding tells us more about her new book, we get a reading from Jen Carney and we catch up with Ben Miller!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/21·22m 30s

Andy Griffiths, Author of 130 Storey Treehouse and Jess Kidd!

This week on Book Club, Andy Griffiths, Author of the 130 Storey Treehouse chats to Bex about all the nonsense that goes on in his book, and we get an exclusive reading from Jess Kidd on her new book, Everyday Magic!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/21·23m 57s

Michelle Obama and Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace talks about his new book 'The Day the Screens Wet Blank' and Michelle Obama reads her new version of her book 'Becoming'. Michelle Obama reading from her bestselling memoir BECOMING. The Younger Readers edition of BECOMING published by Puffin is out now in hardback.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/21·19m 51s

The Ickabog and MC Grammar!

We have a exclusive reading of Chapter 1 of the Ickabog, taken from the audiobook edition of The Ickabog, produced by Audible Studios, as well as an interview with The World Book Day Song rapper MC Grammar and an exclusive reading of Opie Jones Talks to Animal from Nat Luurtsema!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/21·26m 15s

Maz Evans and Nat Luurtsema!

Author of our Book of the Month, Maz Evans joins us to talk about her book V.I Spy, and we have Nat Luurtsema to chat about her hilarious book Opie Jones talks to Animals!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/21·27m 51s

Sally Gardner, plus Rakhshan Rizwan and Yusuf!

We have the author of THE TINDIMS as well as Rakhshan Rizwan and Yusuf, the mum and son team who wrote the Poetry Book my Sneezes are Perfect!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/21·24m 39s

Sam Copeland and Radzi Chinyanganya

This week on Book Worms Bex chats to Sam Copeland, Author of 'Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything' and Radzi Chinyanganya, author of 'Move Like a Lion' as well as giving us her book of the month!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/21·25m 49s

Vick Hope and Lucy Strange

This week on Book Worms, Bex is joined by Vick Hope author of 'Shout Out!' and Lucy Strange author if 'The Ghost of Gosswater' to talk about their books! Bex also gives us her Book of the Month for January!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/21·20m 53s

Book Club Best of 2020

Join Bex as we look back at the Best Book Club interviews and readings of 2020!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/20·26m 0s

Dave Rudden, Author of 'The Wintertime Paradox: Festive Stories from the World of Doctor Who'

On this weeks Book Club Bex speaks to Dave Rudden, author of 'The Wintertime Paradox: Festive Stories from the World of Doctor Who' to talk all about his new book, all things Dr Who and his favourite childhood book!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/20·15m 5s

Konnie Huq, Author of 'Fearless Fairy Tales', Speaks to Bex on Book Club!

Konnie Huq chats to Bex in this episode of Book Club about her new book 'Fearless Fairy Tales' as well as giving us an insight into her favourite childhood book!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/20·16m 42s

Steven Butler, Author of the 'Nothing to See Here Hotel Series'

This week on Book Club we are joined by Steven Butler, author of the 'Nothing to See Here Hotel Series'!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/11/20·13m 47s

Ruth Doyle, Author of 'Songs for our Sons' on Book Club

Ruth Doyle speaks to Bex and Anna Louise about her new book 'Songs for Our Sons'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/10/20·13m 26s

Ben Miller, Author of 'The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale'

In this Book Club episode Bex speaks to actor, comedian and author Ben Miller about his new book, 'The Day I Fell into a Fairytale!'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/20·15m 57s

Eve McDonnell, Author of 'Elsetime'

Bex chats with Eve McDonnell, author of 'Elsetime' about the new book, crows and the Great Flood of London!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/09/20·17m 25s

Trailer: The Adventures of Captain Bobo, now in Story Quest

SUBSCRIBE TO STORY QUEST: https://podfollow.com/storyquest Story Quest is the podcast from Fun Kids packed full of original stories and we’re sharing a brand new one with you from today! It’s called The Adventures of Captain Bobo. Based on a real captain and his ship – The Waverley – this series of capers take us on a journey around the British Isles. Join the Captain and his friends as they go on adventures, overcome tough challenges and work together to save the day! You can hear The Adventures of Captain Bobo every Thursday at 3.15pm on the UK's children's radio station Fun Kids and in the Fun Kids Story Quest podcast channel afterwards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/09/20·51s

Loris Owen, Author of 'The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith'

Bex chats with Loris Owen, Author of 'The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith', plus we hear a reading and find out her favourite childhood book!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/20·22m 41s

Sophy Henn - Author of Pizazz

This week Bex speaks to Sophie Henn, author of Pizazz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/09/20·20m 18s

Robin Stevens, Author of the 'Murder Most Unladylike' Series

Bex chats to author of The Murder Most Unladylike Series, Robin Stevens about her stories and her favourite childhood book, as well as an exclusive reading!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/08/20·23m 40s

Anna Fargher, Author Of 'Umbrella Mouse To The Rescue'

Bex chats to author of 'Umbrella Mouse To The Rescue' Anna Fargher about her new book, her favourite childhood book, and we hear an exclusive reading!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/20·18m 8s

Alex English, Author of 'Sky Pirates'

Bex is joined by author of 'Sky Pirates', Alex English! We hear about her book, about her favourite childhood book, and a reading.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/20·12m 24s

Maria Kuzniar, Author of 'The Ship Of Shadows'

Bex is joined by author of the brand new 'The Ship of Shadows', Maria Kuzniar! Bex hears insight into the book, as well as about Maria's favourite childhood book (you'll have to listen to find out which!), and an exclusive reading.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/20·14m 19s

Sophie Kirtley

Bex speaks to author Sophie Kirtley about her brand new book 'The Wild Way Home'. Plus, an exclusive reading and Sophie's favourite childhood book.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/20·18m 36s
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