Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination

Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination

By Puffin Books

Get ready for the new series of Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination. 


Hosted by the hilarious Babatunde Aléshé, alongside two young Puffineers, each episode will feature one of our fantastic Puffin authors including Tamzin Merchant, Lee Newbury, and Sharna Jackson.


The podcast invites young listeners into a different magical world every week - from weather-brewing workshops to magical underwater worlds and fun-fairs, listeners will be taken on an immersive journey to celebrate the Power of Imagination.


New episode drops every Wednesday. Have your pen, paper and notebook ready to scribble any story ideas of your own along the way. 


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Episodes

Bonus Episode: Peter Rabbit Summer Special!

Welcome back to The Puffin Library of Made-Up Things for a very special episode! This episode will take us on a thrilling adventure with Peter Rabbit in his favourite garden, all inspired by Rachel Bright's book, ‘Peter Rabbit: Head over Tail’. In this episode, Peter has indulged a little too much in delicious vegetables and fruits - so Rachel, Baba, and our adventurous Puffineers Tylan and Darcey don their gardening hats and use one of Peter’s nifty inventions to replant the yummy produce. You won't believe what our motley crew get up to in the process!To find out more about Peter Rabbit: Head Over Tail, visit https://bit.ly/HeadOverTailMIFollow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure.This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·16m 32s

Bonus Trailer - Summer Special!

Get ready for an amazing adventure with Mission Imagination. With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’re back for a special episode with one of the world’s most well-loved characters, Peter Rabbit!Babatunde Aléshé and Puffineers Tylan and Darcey welcome the author of ‘Peter Rabbit: Head Over Tail’, Rachel Bright, to the Puffin Library of Made-Up Things. They begin an adventure into Peter’s wonderful world, and get up to all sorts of mischief!Press play for a thrilling story filled with imagination and tonnes of fun.Don’t miss the Peter Rabbit Summer Special, live on 26th July! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/23·1m 58s

S2, Ep 5 Badge Hunting at the Old Car Factory with Sharna

This week’s episode is the final one for this series of Mission Imagination. We've been to some amazing worlds and today is no different, as we welcome author Sharna Jackson to the podcast! Sharna is the author of the brilliant book ‘The Good Turn’, in which Josie has set up a scout group called the Copsey’s who get rewarded with badges for going on adventures and doing good deeds around her town. Sharna drives our Puffineers to the Old Car Factory, a run-down building that used to be the talk of the town. Our Pufineers have the chance to earn four Copsey badges for completing tasks around the factory, but there’s just one problem…if our Puffineers turn on the factory lights at any point during their tasks, they will alert a terrifying woman: Josie’s mum! If she knows they’re in the factory, our Puffineers will be in a whole world of trouble.Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your idea for a magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk  This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/22·22m 57s

S2, Ep 4 Lee and Cadno’s Adventure at Bryncastell

Today’s story is the penultimate episode in this series of Mission Imagination. We welcome author Lee Newbery, the author of ‘The Last Firefox’, to the podcast! Cadno the firefox has been hiding out in Wales. He’s the last firefox left and is being sought after by the King of Fargon. The King has hired an evil Grendilock to kidnap Cadno, so our Puffineers have been asked to be his trusted guardians at the Bryncastell summer fete. To protect Cadno, the Puffineers must ensure one thing: that Cadno is kept calm. If he gets too excited he can set on fire, which may alert the fearsome Grendilock… Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your idea for a magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk  This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/22·15m 43s

S2, Ep3 Sam and Jenny’s Top Secret Spy-Detective Mission

Joining us on Mission Imagination this week are Sam Copeland and Jenny Pearson, authors of ‘Tuchus & Topps Investigate: The Underpants of Chaos’. All's not well at Little Strangehaven Primary. SHIVERS are going around the school making weird things happen: people have grown beards, the school has lost all gravity and chickens have been shooting eggs everywhere! Top spy-detectives from the school, Lenny and Agatha, have set our Puffineers a mission to work out what’s behind these mysterious SHIVERS. However the Puffineers must keep their mission TOP SECRET. No one in the school can know what they’re up to, especially not the suspicious headmaster of Little Strangehaven Primary, Dr Errno….Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your idea for a magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/22·16m 17s

S2, Ep2 Katie’s Imaginary School of Fun and Frappuccinos

This week on Mission Imagination, we are joined by author of the Lottie Brooks series, Katie Kirby! Katie takes our Puffineers to Lottie Brooks’ Imaginary School of Fun and Frappuccinos, and as you can probably tell from the name, this isn’t any old school. Lessons include skateboarding, TikTok dancing and art classes where unicorns are the life models! You can also eat and drink anything you like in the school canteen, so why not try a deliciously frothy fairy dust and carrot frappuccino with extra popping candy? There’s just one rule to follow to keep this school fun; as nicely as they ask, do not feed the unicorns any of your frappuccino…Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your idea for a magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk  This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/22·15m 27s

S2, Ep1 Mission Imagination: Tamzin’s World of Magical Makers

Our first guest of the new series is Tamzin Merchant, author of the brilliant books ‘The Hatmakers and ‘The Mapmakers’. Tamzin transports us to a secret world of magical makers, where ordinary items like hats, musical instruments and maps are given extra special magic! The only problem is that the evil Lord Witloof hates magic and is burning all that he can get his hands on. It’s clear that Tamzin needs the help of our trio to stop him in his tracks and together, they need to find all the ingredients to brew up the perfect storm. Can they stop Lord Witloof in time?! Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your idea for a magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk  This episode was written by Esme Mahoney and Robyn Wilson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/22·19m 2s

Bonus episode 2 of Mission Imagination: Adam Hill in Jollywood

Inspired by Adam Hills’ Rockstar Detectives book, Jollywood takes our listeners on a VIP experience. Drawing magic from Adam's debut novel, host Baba and Puffineers Tylan and Darcey set out to explore everything this world has to offer. From cat cafés to hidden talents, arrive in this world in style and expect the celebrity treatment. But as usual, you have to keep to the rules of the land, or things might start to get a little funky. Expect friends, fun and adventure in this jam-packed and immersive episode of Mission Imagination by Puffin. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/22·24m 29s

Bonus Episode 1 of Mission Imagination: Lisette Auton, In Deep

In Deep - inspired by Lisette Auton’s book The Secret of Haven Point, takes listeners to an underwater world where mermaids rule the land, bubbles are crunchy snacks and the seahorses are our friends. Thanks to a magical charm to wear on your wrist, Puffineers Darcey and Tylan, along with host Baba, are able to explore this world by developing gills that help them breathe underwater. But, as usual, trouble is afoot when this charming and dazzling world changes after our Puffineers break that one, important rule. Expect to find friends, fun and adventure in this jam-packed and immersive episode of Mission Imagination by Puffin. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/22·22m 8s

Bonus Trailer - Spring Half Term

Over the course of these two bonus episodes, Mission Imagination will whisk listeners away to two different magical worlds, each created by a fantastic Puffin author. Host Babatunde Aléshé is back with Puffineers Tylan and Darcey, exploring these fantastically wonderful worlds over the next two weeks. But as wondrous as these worlds may seem, we must stick to the rules or danger follows…What danger? Well, you’ll have to tune in to find out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/22·2m 6s

S1, Ep 7 Mission Imagination: Abigail Balfe in The Safe Space

In the final episode of this series, our trio speak to Abigail Balfe, the fantastic author of A Different Sort of Normal. Abigail guides us through a series of imagination-metaverses one of which is Abigail’s which is called - The Safe Space. Expect soft furnishings, soft food to eat and a quiet and relaxing space where you can relax and unwind. Abigail also guides us through to a world where ball pits and music play, as well as a jungle themed nature spot. But be careful not to break that one very sacred rule, as the world might come crashing down.Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventureBe on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast*****Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColourPuffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/21·18m 44s

S1, Ep 6 Mission Imagination: Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola in Paradise Island

In this episode, our trio speak to Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, the fantastic author and illustrator of Clean Up! Nathan and Dapo invite us to the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica, where white sandy beaches stretch out for miles, mango flavored popsicles grow on the palm trees and you can high-five every octopus you see. There's just one simple rule to avoid calm turning to chaos: we must not litter on the beach. Simple, right? Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventureBe on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast*****Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColourPuffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/21·13m 52s

S1, Ep5 Mission Imagination: Robin Stevens in Mysterium

In this week’s episode, our trio speak with fantastic mystery author Robin Stevens - the brilliant brains behind the Murder Most Unladylike book series. Robin guides our adventurers to Mysterium - a mystical world where basset hounds help us sniff out clues, an abandoned pirate ship haunts the land, and a forest full of intrigue is waiting to be explored. But be careful because if one of our Puffineers breaks that all important rule, Mysterium might just rear its ugly head!Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventureBe on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast*****Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColourPuffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/21·17m 30s

S1, Ep4 Mission Imagination: Greg James and Chris Smith in Dreamland

In this episode, our trio speak to Greg James and Chris Smith - the wonderful authors of The Great Dream Robbery. In this magical world of dreams, where anything is possible, there are parachuting cows, talking cats, and even spaghetti meatballs falling out of the sky. Absolutely anything goes here! But be careful, because if someone breaks that all important rule, our dreamland can quickly turn into a nightmare!Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventureBe on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your magical world as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast*****Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColourPuffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/21·23m 37s

S1, Ep 3 Mission Imagination: Rashmi Sirdeshpande in Bubble Town

Join Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How To Change The World and How To Be Extraordinary, host Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers for a brilliant, bonkers, bubble adventure! Get ready to travel through the soapy suds to explore fairies that skateboard, ninja bunnies and chocolate smelling clouds in this wacky world. But the Puffineers must take care not to disturb these bunnies (who are warming up their ninja moves just in case!) or else chaos will unfold and danger will be sure to follow.Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your Magical World’ ideas as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast*****Teachers, find out more about Lit in Colour, Penguin and the Runnymede Trust’s campaign to help schools read inclusively at penguin.co.uk/LitInColourPuffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/21·18m 19s

S1, Ep 2 Mission Imagination: Jen Carney in Biscuitville

Jen Carney, author and illustrator of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G, takes Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers on a journey to Biscuitville - a world made entirely of biscuits! Imagine buildings made entirely of biscuits, trees growing chocolate chip cookies and the wheels on all vehicles made of… you’ve guessed it… Wagon Wheels! But beware, all is not as it seems. This tasty world takes a turn for the worst when one crucial rule is broken. Question is - will they get out in time and home to the Puffin Library of Made Up Things? Grab your favourite biscuit, and take a listen to find out…Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your Magical World’ ideas as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination Activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast *****Download the audiobook of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G by Jen Carney and read by Ashna Rabheru from iTunes and Audible.*****Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination is created by Puffin books and produced by Mags Creative  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/21·16m 37s

S1, Ep 1 Mission Imagination: Humza Arshad’s Little Badman in Outer-Space

Join Humza Arshad, author of the Little Badman books, host Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers for an outer-space adventure. Get ready to travel to planets with endless games of cricket, zoom past a spy headquarters and meet ninja-rapper-gangsters. But take care, because if someone breaks the rule you might disturb the green-one-eyed monsters and scariest of all - the army of Aunty-bots.Follow, rate and review so Puffineers everywhere can discover their next adventure. Be on the show! Ask a grown-up to send your Magical World’ ideas as an email or voice note to PuffinPodcast@Penguinrandomhouse.co.uk*****Get your free Mission Imagination activity kit from puffin.co.uk/podcast and grown-ups share your creations with @PuffinBooks using #PuffinPodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/21·17m 4s

Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination Trailer

Get ready for Mission Imagination – the new series of the Puffin Podcast. Each episode will whoosh you a way to a different magical world created by a fantastic Puffin author. Hosted by the hilarious Babatunde Aleshe, alongside two young Puffineers, there’ll be a new adventure for each week of the summer holidays. From magical forests to underwater worlds, you’ll be taken to lands where sweets really do grow on trees, where puffins are rulers of the land, and where you can swim in a sea of chocolate. But, be warned, there are rules for stepping foot in these dreamlands - and when rules are broken, danger follows . . . What Danger? Well, you’ll have to tune in to find out. New episode drops every Wednesday. Have your pen, paper and notebook ready to scribble any story ideas of your own along the way. Listeners can send in there Would You Rather questions for authors and ideas bout their magical world to puffinpodcast@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/21·1m 34s
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