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! If you like this, 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.

Episodes

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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/2115m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/2121m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/2122m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/2129m 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!'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/2125m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/2126m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/2128m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/2122m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/2123m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/2119m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/2126m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/2127m 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/2124m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/2125m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/2120m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/2026m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/2015m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/2016m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/11/2013m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/10/2013m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/2015m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/09/2017m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/09/2051s

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/2022m 41s

Sophy Henn - Author of Pizazz

This week Bex speaks to Sophie Henn, author of Pizazz!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/09/2020m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/08/2023m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/2018m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/2012m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/2014m 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/2018m 36s

Elle McNicoll, Author Of 'A Kind Of Spark'

Elle McNicoll is a debut author! Bex chats to her about her brand new book ('A Kind Of Spark'), plus we hear a reading and find out Elle's favourite childhood book! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/06/2017m 6s

Derek Landy, Author of the 'Skulduggery Pleasant' Series

Derek Landy joins Bex on the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast to chat about the brand new book in the series! Plus, a reading from the original book and Derek's favourite childhood book! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/2020m 49s

Jenny Pearson Chats To Bex On The Book Club Podcast!

On this episode, Bex is joined by debut author, Jenny Pearson. Bex hears all about 'The Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates', Jenny's favourite childhood book, and we hear a special reading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/2014m 26s

Judith Eagle on the Fun Kids Book Club

Judith Eagle joined Bex to chat about her brand new book 'The Pear Affair', plus to share her favourite childhood book (and a cheeky reading!) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/2013m 42s

Serena Patel & Michael Rosen

Welcome back to the Fun Kids Book Club 2020! In this episode, Bex chats to author Serena Patel about her brand new book 'Anisha Accidental Detective', plus she hears an exclusive reading and discusses Serena's favourite children's book (it's a good one!) Also, what happened when Bex popped down to the Laugh Out Loud awards to chat to Head Judge, Michael Rosen? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/2020m 41s

BONUS: The Space Programme

Subscribe to The Space Programme by searching for it wherever you're listening to this or by tapping here: https://podfollow.com/tsp The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/209m 26s

Hear the Book Club for Kids podcast from USA!

The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is taking a little break. We're going to be chatting to authors in a brand new way soon and we can't wait to invite you to listen. In the meantime, here's one of our favourite podcasts at the moment. It's from the USA and it's called Book Club for Kids.  Each episode, host Kitty Felde chats about a book with three readers. There's also an author interview and a reading from the book by a celebrity! Give a listen, and if you want to be on the show, find out more on their website bookclubforkids.org. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/2022m 13s

The Best of the Book Club 2019!

We're rounding off 2019 and saying Merry Christmas with this jam-packed episode of the Fun Kids Book Club taking us through some of the very best bits from the podcast in 2019.  We have Greg James and Chris Smith, Harry Hill, Sam Copeland, Robin Stevens and A M Howell! Plus 5 of our favourite book recommendations from the year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/12/1947m 43s

Julian Clary, John Foley and Tom Fletcher!

In this episode of the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast, we’re chatting to Julian Clary all about his Christmas Cracker book, John Foley pops into the studio to chat about his 'Bear in the Fifth Floor Flat', Bex chats to Tom Fletcher about the Christmasaurus, plus a reading from Ben Miller and three festive reads for December!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/1932m 33s

Ben Miller, Jeff Kinney, David Walliams and Julian Clary!

In this episode of the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast, we’re chatting to author Ben Miller about his brand new book and funnyman Julian Clary reads from The Bolds’! Plus 3 new books for your bookshelf and Bex catches up with David Walliams AND Jeff Kinney! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/1929m 37s

Eoin Colfer, Laura Ellen Anderson and Kaye Umansky!

In this week's episode of the Fun Kids Book Club, Authors Eoin Colfer, Kaye Umansky and Laura Ellen Anderson chat to Bex about their new books, plus we're hearing from the runners up from the Wildverse Poetry competition - read by Ann-Marie Howell, PLUS more new books to add to your bookshelf! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/1932m 57s

Harry Hill and Andy Stanton!

It's another brand new episode of the Fun Kids Book Club! In this episode, Andy Stanton is back! This time talking all about his new book Paninis of Pompeii, Harry Hill comes in to chat all about the new Matt Millz book, we have an exclusive reading of the new Tracy Beaker book, read by Sheridan Smith AND we’re also sharing some of our favourite releases in the book world - including two spooky selections.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/11/1924m 14s

Sophy Henn, Jeff Kinney and Jamie Littler!

It's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Book Club! In this episode, we hear from brand new author Jamie Littler and he also reads us some of his book, Frostheart! We’re also sharing some of our favourite releases including a brand new book all about a penguin!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/10/1939m 11s

Dermot O'Leary and Michael Rosen

It's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast! In this episode, we hear Conor speaking to Michael Rosen about the funniest children's books and Bex chats to Dermot O'Leary about his brand new book 'Toto The Ninja Car: the Superstar Catastrophe'. We also hear a reading from Dermot! This month, Bex and book expert Imogen have been reading Holes by Louis Sachar. They give their views on the book and set the next read for the Book Club Book Club!  You can get the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast for free on Google and Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.  Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone automatically.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/1924m 24s

Sam Copeland, Kate Wiseman and Julian Clary

It's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast! In this episode, Bex is speaking to Sam Copeland, author of the Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex, and Kate Wiseman, who pens the Gangster School series.  We’re also hearing exclusive readings from The Bolds by Julian Clary, read by Julian! There’s also a new book that we’re reading in our real-life book club! This month, Bex and book expert Imogen want you to pick up Holes by Louis Sachar. You might even be reading it in school later this month... You can get the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast for free on Google and Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.  Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone automatically.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/09/1928m 53s

Robin Stevens and Carlie Sorosiak

In this episode, Robin Stevens is letting us know all about her brand new book in the 'Murder Most Unladylike' series - 'Top Marks For Murder'. Carlie Sorosiak is in the studio for the first time, telling Bex about her brand new book 'I, Cosmo' (a story through the eyes of a golden retriever). The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is also packed with exclusive readings and stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. There’s three book recommendations for you to enjoy and you can join our real-life book club by picking up a copy of The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Bex and Imo have finally finished it! What book will they set next ...? Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically.  You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/1930m 15s

Konnie Huq and John Dougherty

In this episode, Konnie Huq is telling us all about her brand new book, Cookie and The Most Annoying Boy in The World. John Dougherty also spills the beans on his latest story, chatting to Bex all about his brand new book, Mark and Shark: Detectiving and Stuff! The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is also packed with exclusive readings and stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. There’s two book recommendations for you to enjoy and you can join our real-life book club by picking up a copy of The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Imogen gives us the low-down on how far she's gotten and what she thinks of the book so far. You still have two weeks to read it if you've not yet started! Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically.  You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/1928m 52s

Jo Simmons and Matt Haig

Bex is back and is telling us about her favourite books and authors ever!  In this episode, we hear from the author of 'My Parents cancelled by birthday', Jo Simmons! There’s also an exclusive interview with Matt Haig about the brand new Truth Pixie book and a reading from it!  The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is also packed with exclusive readings and stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. There’s also two book recommendations for you and you can join our book club by reading The Northern Lights by Phillip Pulman.  Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically.  You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/1924m 46s

Matt Haig and Cressida Cowell

Bex is back and is telling us about her favourite books and authors ever!  In this episode, we hear from the new Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell. Cressida’s the author of How to Train Your Dragon and the Wizards of Once series. The job of Children’s Laureate is to get children excited about books, reading and writing!  There’s also an exclusive interview you won’t hear anywhere else with author Matt Haig about his book, Evie and The Animals, plus a reading from him! The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is also packed with exclusive readings and stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. There’s also five books you should put on your reading list and loads more. Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically.  You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/1925m 7s

A.M Howell, David Solomons & Christopher Edge

In this episode, we hear from authors David Solomons, Christopher Edge and Ann Marie Howell about their new books. David Solomons is the author of My Cousin is a Time Traveller and My Toaster is Taking Over The World. Christopher Edge is chatting about his book, The Longest Night of Charlie Noon, a tale all about secrets, spies and maybe even a monster! A.M. Howell is the author of The Garden of Lost Secrets, a book set in the middle of the First World War. Plus Imogen’s here to run through books that must be on your reading list – check out the list below! Top 5 July Reads The House of Light by Julia Green Warrior Monkeys and The Volcano Adventure by M.C. Stevens What’s That in Dog Years? by Ben Davis The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle The Flat Stanley Collection by Jeff Brown. The Fun Kids Book Club podcast is also packed with exclusive readings and stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/1934m 17s

Ed Clarkle, Abi Elphinstone & Derek Landy

Every month, Bex tells us about her favourite books and authors ever! It all happens in the Fun Kids Book Club podcast. June’s episode is out right now! In this month’s episode, Ed Clarke is chatting about his brand new book The Secret Dragon! In The Secret Dragon, Mari Jones is desperate to be a real scientist, even though she’s only eleven. So when she discovers a tiny dragon while fossil hunting on the beach, she’s sure she can find a good scientific explanation – as long as she can keep it hidden long enough to study it. Click here to find out more about The Secret Dragon! June’s Fun Kids Book Club Podcast also features exclusive bits from Matt Haig’s brand new book, Evie and The Animals. The book focuses on eleven-year-old Evie who has a talent – a super-talent! A talent that can let her hear the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow! The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. At least, that’s what her dad says… Click here to find out more about Evie and The Animals! Abi Elphinstone pops into the studio to tell us about her book Rumblestar… In that story, eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts! Click here to find out more about Rumblestar! And we’re also hearing from Skulduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy! The next book in the series, Bedlam, came out recently. In Bedlam, Valkyrie is sucked into a desperate, lawless quest – he has no choice but to become the hero he never really wanted to be… Click here to find out more about Bedlam! In the podcast there’s also tonnes of book recommendations and more. Find out more in the Fun Kids Book Club podcast with Bex, out now! You can get the Fun Kids Book Club Podcast for free on Google and Apple Podcasts or on Spotify. Subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically. You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/1940m 21s

John Boyne, Danny Wallace and Football School!

Every month, Bex tells us about her favourite books and authors in the Fun Kids Book Club podcast. Here's May's episode and it's packed with interviews, exclusive readings, and more. In this episode, the guys from Football School pop in to chat all about the beautiful game and our friend Danny Wallace is back to tell us all about his new book, Hamish and The Monster Patrol. In Hamish and The Monster Patrol, things are afoot in Starkley… again! Out in the ocean, something’s on the move. Something BIG. Something that might change everything! While most of Starkley’s inhabitants have fled or gone into lockdown, Hamish and his pals in the PDF are coming up with a plan, because if they don’t save the world then who will?! - If that wasn't enough, John Boyne talks to Bex all about his new book My Brother's Name is Jessica. That story follows a character called Sam Waver who idolises his older brother, Jason. Sam Waver’s life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he’s been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don’t want to know and Sam simply doesn’t understand. Because what do you do when your brother says he’s not your brother at all? That he’s actually… your sister? -  Plus, there are readings from comedian and author of The Bolds, Julian Clary. He's reading from his new book, The Bolds in Trouble. And as if all of that wasn't enough, we tell you the five books that should be on your reading list this May – check them out below. Five Books For Your May Reading List The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle My Brothers Name is Jessica by John Boyne Taylor & Rose Secret Agents by Katherine Woodfine Theodore Boone The Accomplice by John Grisham Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente Don't forget to subscribe, so you get new shows delivered to your phone every month automatically. You can also get the Fun Kids Book Club podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at FunKidsLive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/1942m 20s

Greg James and Chris Smith, Abi Elphinstone and Steven Butler!

Here's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Book Club podcast! In it, Greg James and Chris Smith chat about their latest book, Kid Normal and The Shadow Machine. Steven Butler also pops up. He's chatting about The Nothing to See Here Hotel: Sea-ing is Believing! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/1939m 39s

Harriet Muncaster, Alex Milway and Sam Copeland

In the February edition of The Book Club Podcast, author of 'Charlie changes into a chicken', Sam Copeland pops into the studio, Harriet Muncaster comes in to chat to Bex all about the brand new book in the Isadora Moon series, in which Isadora goes to her first human sleepover (which can be very confusing for a half-vampire, half-fairy girl!), and finally Alex Milway comes in to chat about his hilarious new book, 'Hotel Flamingo', which follows the story of Anna who renovates a once-grand hotel left to her by her Great Aunt Mathilde. But all the guests are staff are animals, which will surely make things a bit more difficult! Plus 5 more brilliant books to add to your reading list! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/02/1936m 36s

Celia Rees, Amber Lee Dodd and Hilary Mackay

In the first Book Club of 2019, Amber Lee Dodd joins Bex to chat all about her new book 'Lightning chase me home', the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award, Hilary Mackay, talks about her book 'The Skylark's War', and finally Celia Rees joined Bex to chat about her fantasy book 'Glass town wars', and to give us a reading! Plus 5 books to kick off your 2019 reading list. Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/01/1935m 2s

Ben Miller, Danny Wallace and Steven Butler

Merry Christmas! We have 5 especially festive books to read over the holidays, plus Steven Butler is in talking about the latest in the Dog Diaries series, Danny Wallace is back to chat to Bex about his new book and gets inducted into Fun Kids, and Ben Miller comes in for a chat and a reading from his book 'The Night I Met Father Christmas'.  Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/1841m 38s

Matt Haig, Jacqueline Wilson and David Solomons

Jacqueline Wilson joins us in the Book Club to chat all about her book 'My Mum Tracy Beaker'. Also in the club is David Solomons, who has written a book all about the brand new Doctor Who! And finally Matt Haig chats to Bex all about his book 'The Truth Pixie', and gives us a little introduction to the book.  Book expert Imogen is also back with 5 more reads to potentially pop on your Christmas list! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/1838m 10s

Book Club Halloween Special!

It's Halloween!  We have 5 spooky pics to read on this Hallows eve, plus Laura Ellen Anderson is in talking about Amelia Fang, Olivia Lomenech Gill and Jim Kay, Illustrators of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts books chat to Frankie, and we have some spooky readings for you as well!  Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/1832m 46s

Vashti Harrison, Robin Stevens and Cornelia Funke!

It's time for an October book club!  Cornelia Funke chats to Dan all about her new book 'The Glass of Lead and Gold', Robin Stevens pops into the studio to tell Bex all about what Hazel and Daisy are getting up to in the seventh in the 'murder most unladylike' series, and finally Vashti Harrison tells us all about her book 'Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History' - a collection of true stories about 40 black women who shaped history.  Book expert Imogen is also back with 5 more reads to add to your book wish-list! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/1837m 50s

Emma Shevah, Kate Wiseman and TWO readings!

Two author interviews and two author readings to sink your teeth into this month! First up, it's Emma Shevah, chatting all about her fab new book 'What Lexie Did' and her greek-cypriot family, then Kate Wiseman pops in to chat all about the latest in her 'Gangster School' series! We also have two brilliant readings from David Baddiel's 'Head Kid' and Julian Clary's 'The Bolds in Trouble'! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/1831m 46s

David Solomons, Adrian Edmondson and Matt Brown!

This month's Book Club is the perfect companion for the summer holidays.  David Solomons joins Bex to chat his book 'My arch enemy is a brain in a jar',  then it's Adrian Edmondson talking about his book 'Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked', and finally, Matt Brown comes into Fun Kids to shout about his book 'Aliens invaded my Talent Show', and to read us a bit from it.  Plus we have 5 new books to read this summer holidays! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/1836m 9s

Dr Janina Ramirez, Nicki Thornton and Steven Butler

This month's Book Club is another stonker!  Dr Janina Ramirez comes into the studio to chat to Bex all about her book "Riddle of the Runes" and her fascination with all things Viking. Then Nicki Thornton pops by to talk about 'The Last Chance Hotel', and finally, Steven Butler joins Bex in the studio to tell her all about his 'Dog Diaries' and telling the story from a dog's perspective.  Plus we have 5 new books to add to your reading list!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/07/1838m 46s

Julian Clary, Christopher Edge and Sophie Anderson

This month's Book Club is another stonker!  Christopher Edge comes in to chat to Bex about his book 'The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day', and his fascination with science. Then Julian Clary and David Roberts pop by to talk about the brand new book in the Bolds series and how they come up with their hilarious ideas. And, finally, Sophie Anderson joins Bex in the studio to tell her all about her brand new debut novel 'The House with Chicken Legs', how it's inspired by folk tales and why chicken legs?! Sophie also sticks around to give us a reading from The House with Chicken Legs and book expert Imogen rounds-up the 5 best books to around right now! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/1841m 25s

Danny Wallace, Helena Duggan and Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

This month's Book Club is jam packed with book goodness! First up, Helena Duggan, chatting all about her brilliant book 'A Place called Perfect', and what inspired her vision for the story. Then Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, the authors of the 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' books pop into the studio to chat all about the second book and their favourite inspiring women, and finally friend of the show, Danny Wallace joins Bex to chat about babies, peeing and of course, his new book 'Hamish and the Baby Boom'.  Danny also sneaks in a reading from Hamish, we round-up the 5 best books to around right now and Conor chats to two listeners about their all time favourite books! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/04/1842m 56s

The Fun Kids Gaming Show: Terrible voice actors and Detective Pikachu!

On the Fun Kids Gaming Show this week, N60 Sean is checking out the new Detective Pikachu game for 3DS, and Pikachu has an interesting voice... Inspired by Pikachu's voice, we're counting down the 5 worst gaming voice actors and hearing about your hardest gaming challenges. Listen to the Fun Kids Gaming Show live every Sunday at 2pm, and subscribe to the podcast here: http://funkidslive.com/game  Sponsored by: GLITCH! The ultimate magazine for anyone who wants to know cool facts about your fave games, TV, and online videos! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/1816m 12s

Christian O'Connell, MG Leonard and Katherine Woodfine

Three fab authors join Bex in the Book Club this month! First up, it's Christian O'Connell, chatting all about making radio when he was young and how Grandad is getting involved in the second of the 'Radio Boy' books. Beetle expert and brilliant author MG Leonard talks all about her book 'Beetle Boy: Battle of the Beetles', how she used to hate insects and how incredible they are and finally, author and broadcaster Katherine Woodfine joins Bex to chat book recommendations and her podcast 'Down the Rabbit Hole'. MG Leonard also sneaks in a reading from Beetle Boy: Battle of the Beetles and we round-up the 5 best books to around right now that you need to stick on your reading list! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/1849m 8s

BONUS: Episode 1 of Story Quest

Story Quest is the new story podcast from Fun Kids. With a new episode each week, it’s perfect for listening on long car journeys or just before bed. As a fan of the Fun Kids Book Club, we thought you might like to hear the first Story Quest episode - Bryony Brownwell's Mystery Project. If you like this, subscribe to 'Story Quest - Stories for Kids' on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts from, and you’ll get it free to your phone or tablet each week! Search ‘Story Quest’ or download from the free Fun Kids app and at funkidslive.com/podcasts.
12/02/184m 59s

Lissa Evans and Katherine Rundell

The Costa Book Awards winner, Katherine Rundell chats to Bex all about her book The Explorer this week in the Book Club.  Lissa Evans author of Wed Wabbit, also chats to Bex about her book and about writing in rhyme. Plus, Frankie and Bex give a glimpse at Harry Potter book night and Imogen is back with 5 books to kick off your 2018! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/1833m 17s

Matt Haig, Nadiya Hussain and Olaf Falafel

On this Christmas special episode of the Fun Kids Book Club, we have three brilliant authors chatting about their christmassy books!  Nadiya also gives us a reading of a poem from her book, and Imogen gives us 5 christmas picks to read this holiday season.  Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/12/1740m 45s

Ali-A and Richard Graham

On this Halloween episode of the Fun Kids Book Club Sean chats to YouTube star Ali-A about his new book Ali-A Adventures: Game On, and Dan is joined in the studio by Richard Graham, author and illustrator of The Cranky Caterpillar.  Richard also gives us an exclusive reading of the book, plus Imogen joins bex for 5 top spooky stories for Halloween.  Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/1719m 24s

Tom Fletcher and Matt Edmondson

Three authors in the Fun Kids studio on this episode of the Book Club. First up, Frankie catches up with author, magician and radio star Matt Edmondson about his brand new interactive book 'The Greatest Magician in the World.' McFly star, vlogger and author Tom Fletcher is in the studio chatting to Bex all about his W H Smith book club, and finally, it's the return of Andy Riley! Andy gives us a special reading of chapter 2 from King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror, plus, Imogen joins us in the studio to give us 5 books to read this October!  Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/10/1739m 52s

Cressida Cowell, Andy Riley and Simon & Santa Montefiore

Four amazing authors pop in for your latest installment of The Fun Kids Book Club. Kicking us off, legend Cressida Cowell chats to Bex all about her brand new series The Wizards of Once, author, fab drawer and all round funny guy Andy Riley talks to us about the new King Flashypants book, and Simon and Santa Montefiore are chatting the latest book in the Royal Rabbits of London series.  Andy also gives us an exclusive reading from King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror and we give you a peek at the 5 best books around to top up your reading list! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/10/1742m 8s

Harry Hill, Jon Burgerman and Scarlett Thomas

Not one, not two... but three incredible authors join us this episode! Comedian Harry Hill pops in to chat about his book Matt Millz, doodle expert Jon Burgerman talks to us about Rhyme Crime, and Scarlett Thomas tells us more about Dragon's Green! There's also an exclusive reading from Harry Hill and we round-up the 5 best books to around right now that you need to stick on your reading list! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/09/1732m 53s

Jaqueline Wilson, Robin Stevens and a Minecraft reading from Max Brooks!

It's an epic episode where we're joined by two of the biggest authors around - Robin Stevens, the creator of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series, and the legendary Dame Jacqueline Wilson of Tracy Beaker and Hatty Feather fame! There's also an exclusive reading from Max Brooks' Minecraft: The Island - the world's first ever Minecraft novel - and we round-up the 5 best books to go back to school with! Find out more about everything featured on the Book Club podcast on the Fun Kids website at: http://www.funkidslive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/1728m 0s

Greg James & Chris Smith plus Jim Smith and our Book Club holiday picks!

In the first edition of the Fun Kids Book Club, we hear what happened when Dan met Greg James and Chris Smith to chat about their book 'Kid Normal', Bex meets Jim Smith, author of 'Future Rat Boy 2' and he gives us a sneak peak too!  Plus top 5 book picks for the holidays and Frankie tells us all about his favourite book of all time! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/1740m 52s
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