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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
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Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Mel Taylor-Bessent all about her new book Race to Imagination Island where The time has come for four children to be named the new Protectors of Imagination Island where they go all over the world scour the globe in search of lightstreams (portals) to the magical island where anything they imagine comes to life. Bex also speaks to Graeme Hall from Dog's Behaving (Very Badly) on his release The Ultimate Kids Guide to Dogs where he answers all your unanswered questions about our little best friendsThat's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to award-winning author Bryony Pearce about Hannah Messenger and the Gods of Hockworld a funny fantasy story learning that the real power is in the friends you make as Hannah and her friends have protect the powers of the Gods of Olympus She was then joined by her final guest on this week's episode it was Alastair Campbell talking about AC talks Politics - where he is trying to empower and introduce to politics that every young person needs right now. Yes that really is Politics made fun!That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Cathy Fitzgerald about Pinch Perkins and the Midsummer Curse which is about a 12-year old living in the deep of London's magical quarter but when her mum is struck by a curse she has to find a cure in a race against the clock. She was then by joined by Sharna Jackson chatting about The Nine Night Mystery a page-turning, fast-paced, twisty murder mystery where a surprise birthday party goes horribly wrongThe third and final guest on this week's episode was Nadia Shireen on the unmissable new book in her bestselling and wildly funny illustrated comedy adventure series, Grimwood coming out next week! In Party Animals Sharon the Party Crow has lost her mojo! Three parties in one day have proved too much for Grimwood’s favourite raving resident, and now it’s up to Ted, Nancy, Willow, and the rest of the gang to help Sharon get her groove back.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Jennifer Bell about Magicalia: Race of Wonders. A spectacular new fantasy series inspired by astronomy, science and Pokémon – think mysterious riddles, ancient meteorites, magical gadgets, curious science and child heroes who won't take no for an answer! She was then by joined by Iona Rangeley chatting the third installment in the Einstein The Penguin series - The Case of the Polar Poachers - Imogen springs into action as penguins start to go missing from the wild. Could old adversaries be behind the random disappearances? With the help of their old friend, Einstein, it’s time for Imogen and Arthur to turn detective again!The third and final guest on this week's episode was Liz Kessler with her latest release Code Name Kingfisher where Liv finds a secret box from her grandmother’s childhood she uncovers an extraordinary war-time story of bravery, betrayal and daring defiance. A story that will change Liv and her family forever.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Rachel Morrisroe about her new release Supersausage to the Rescue all about a super pet named Dottie She was also joined by Maz Evans chatting about Oh Mummy Mia the second book in her God Squads series, this time it's all about Ancient Egyptian mythology.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Nansubuga Nagadya-Isdahl about Girl on the Fly about a strong young girl called Kamaria as she navigates friendships, family drama, and her own passion for running, and eventually learns to find her own steady inner rhythm as her outer world falls apart. She was also joined by Megan Hopkins on her new release Starminster where Astrid is swept into a  magical world of friendships, adventures and discoveries at the ancient, beautiful school for Librae students: Starminster but when rumours abound of missing children in London Underfoot, she begins to realise that her mum may have been right about the dangers waiting all along.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Daniel Handler from Team Lemony Snicket all about all about the 25th anniversary edition of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Bex then caught up with AF Steadman to chat about the 3rd book in the Skandar series where Skandar and his friends must complete a series of terrifying trials across the Island’s elemental zones.Last up on this bumper episode of Book Worms is Nicky Smith-Dale chatting about Betty Steady and the Toad Witch, a story containing fights, friendships!, lasagne-eating snails and slimy villains! That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Joe Wicks all about his new release Fitter, Healthier, Happier where we learn all about our body and minds. Bex then caught up with Clare Balding all about her hilarious guide to the animal kingdom where your favourite animals go head to head in Animal All StarsLast up on this bumper episode of Book Worms is Elle McNicoll about her new book, Keedie – the highly anticipated prequel to her award-winning debut novel A Kind of Spark That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms!On this week's podcast we have a special interview with author, comedian and all-round legend David Baddiel.Him and Bex chat all about the 10th anniversary edition of his book The Parent Agency, the plans to move it on stage and perhaps our best this or that yet!  Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Fun Kids Book Worms for our World Book Day Special!We'll hear from some of the very best and your favourite authors in this bumper special edition of the podcast.WHO'S ON THE SHOW TODAY? David Walliams about his 2022 release Space Boy Carrie Hope Fletcher all about 'The Double Trouble Society and the Worst Curse! Author of Kensuke's Kingdom & War Horse Michael Morpurgo who spoke about When Fish Flew and the astounding stories behind it. Clare Balding tells us who you should be dressing up as on the big day Author of the Tracy Beaker series Jacqueline Wilson about The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure! Alison Hammond joins us to chat 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.  Dermot O'Leary all about Wings of Glory! All that and much much more on Bex's World Book Day BonanzaJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Jane Marlow & Lisa Campbell all about their new release Inside Story: How The News Works where we learn about the work behind the scenes of how our news bulletins really work and how they're put together. Bex then caught up with Jenny McLachlan all about STINK: FAIRY VS. WIZARD where we have a super funny diary-style adventure, full of cartoons by the bestselling author of the Land of Roar!Next up on this bumper episode of Book Worms is Nadia Shireen who continues with the stink theme and talks about Grimwood: Attack of the Stink Monster in the wildly funny third book in Nadia Shireen's bestselling and brilliantly anarchic illustrated comedy-adventure seriesTo wrap up the episode we speak to Our Farm in the Dales' Nicola Baker talking all about her debut children's book A Whistledown Farm Adventure: Finding Hope, her first book in a warm and beautifully observed farm adventure series That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Sheena Dempsey about her new release Pablo & Splash where we join time-travelling penguins on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs. Bex also caught up with Siobhan McDermott all about Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm where a 12-year-old girl wins an invitation to train as an apprentice to immortals  That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Stuart Heritage about his new release The ODD Squad: Rise of Invisadog where we meet a team of heroic animal crime-fighters you'll never forget. Sam Sedgeman also joined Bex to chat all about about The Clockwork Conspiracy, a locked-room mystery packed with rooftop chases, hidden codes and mind-bending science. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex chatted to Tamzin Merchant about her brand new book The Troublemakers as we return to the magical world of The Hatmakers in an epic and exciting new adventure on the high seas Ross Welford also joined Bex on the first podcast of 2024 to chat all Time Travelling with a Tortoise all about an extraordinary, adventure-packed sequel to his beloved, bestselling debut, Time Travelling with a Hamster. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! In today's episode to round off 2023, Bex goes through her favourite books of the year month by month and we hear from the authors who wrote them That's all on this week's very special episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Craig Graham, Mike Sterling and Laura Graham from Beano all about their Boomic series and which character the latest installment is focusing on? To get you all in the festive mood we're now joined by Indie Book Award winning author Sophie Anderson about her brand new book The Snow Girl, an enchanting story about facing fears and knowing when to let go. The international best-selling author Eoin Colfer joins us to continue the festive theme and tells us all about his brand new book Juniper's Chrisrmas, a story about eleven-year-old Juniper Lane who's thrown into a Christmas adventure like no other.Our last author is someone a little bit closer to home in Molly Oldfield who's just joined the Fun Kids Podcast Network and joins us to talk about her brand new book Everything Under The Sun, a curious question for every day of the year. That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Natasha Hasting all about her brand new book The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair! The perfect book to welcome the Christmas season in. We've got another magical story for you! Robert Tregoning's The Dress in the Window is a tale of a boy who falls in love with a second-hand dress, and it's sure to steal your heart. Robert is here to tell us all about it!  Michael Rosen joins us a gives us a reading of his brilliant book, The Big Dreaming! All about the hibernation of bears, perfect for this time of year when bears are preparing for their big sleep! That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the latest episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Jack Meggitt-Phillips about The Beast & the Bethany: Child of the Beast in the latest instalment in his beastly series. Peter Bunzl is back too, talking about his new book Glassborn! Set in a 19th century fantasyland where he explains what magical adventures the Belle siblings get up to in it. Still want some spook in your life? Phil Hickes joins us to tell you about the amazing anthology book - Read, Scream, Repeat. Featuring 13 authors curated by Jennifer Killick.That's all on this week's episode of Fun Kids Book WormsJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to a super sporty episode of Book Worms! To kick things off Bex got chatting to Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton all about their new book, The Football Encyclopedia! This book has all the football info a football superfan needs. Alex and Ben are here to tell us about their love for football and how they co-wrote this amazing book.  Tom Palmer is here too, talking about his new book The Soccer Diaries: Rocky Takes LA! Rocky Race is due to fly over the pond to attend a prestigious soccer camp, but will it be that simple or will she face her own set of challenges on and off the pitch? Tom tells Bex all about it!  If you've been trick or treating or watching some scary movies the past week, you might be missing spooky season! Never fear (or do fear?), we've got the perfect book for you. Read, Scream, Repeat is an anthology with writing from authors such as Elle McNicoll, Joseph Coelho, Jennifer Killick and Sharna Jackson! Discover your new favourite author, and get a few chills in while you're at it! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the scariest, most spine-tingling episode of Book Worms this year! Carrie Hope Fletcher came by the Fun Kids studio to chat all about her new spooky book, The Double Trouble Society and the Worst Curse! We'll find out what Carrie loves about Halloween, what special monster abilities she wants to have, and some behind-the-scenes chat about this new story. This is Bex's Book of the Month - or perhaps more aptly, Spook of the Month?  You've been telling us what books you're reading and who you'd love to see on the podcast, and today we find out that Luca thinks John Dougherty would be a great Book Worms guest! We'll get right on that, Luca. His books are so funny!  We've got some seriously spooky recommendations for you too. Attack of the Stink Monster by Nadia Shireen will bring some fright to your night with the Grimwood gang back on their paranormal adventures! Jack Meggitt-Phillips is one to check out too with his new book in The Beast and the Bethany series, Child of the Beast!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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