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

Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show – and 30 others! – ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plus

Episodes

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

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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/06/20·17m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/20·20m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/20·14m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/20·13m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/20·20m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/20·9m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/20·22m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/12/19·47m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/19·32m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/19·29m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/19·32m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/11/19·24m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/10/19·39m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/19·24m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/09/19·28m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/19·30m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/19·28m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/19·24m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/19·25m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/19·34m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/19·40m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/19·42m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/19·39m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/02/19·36m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/01/19·35m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/18·41m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/18·38m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/18·32m 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.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/18·37m 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.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/18·31m 46s
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