Yesterday the second episode of Down the Rabbit Hole aired on Resonance FM – a WHOLE programme dedicated entirely to children’s books – and if you missed it, you can catch up now. Brilliantly hosted by Katherine Woodfine of Booktrust and Melissa Cox of Waterstones, this monthly radio show is a wonderfully cheering half-hour of intelligent, interesting discussion about children’s books – and an excellent argument for their rightful place – the very centre – in the media and our culture.
Here’s the most recent episode in full:
If you’ve even a passing interest in children’s books, sit down with a cup of tea and listen to it now. In fact, stop reading this and press play. I’ll wait. Nothing’s going to happen here for a bit anyway.
Keep an ear out for recommendations for Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School, by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye, and The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, by Pamela Butchart, as two of the highlights for July! This month’s episode has a picture book theme, and as well as fantastic suggestions for upcoming titles, there are also discussions with Nadia Shireen and Ed Vere, an interview with recent Greenaway-winner Jon Klassen, and more!
You can follow Down the Rabbit Hole on Twitter here, and find the show on Tumblr here. And if you’d like to support Resonance FM to ensure that fantastic programmes like Down the Rabbit Hole can stay on the air (and do so ad-free!), you can donate here.
Here’s a look inside one of the programme’s recommended Nosy Crow titles, Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School:
And here’s a look inside another highlight, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners:
Keep an eye on the Down the Rabbit Hole Twitter feed for news of the next episode – don’t miss it!