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Books, Children's, Library, Reading / 17.02.2022

In this special Kids' Corner episode of the Love Your Library podcast, 15-year-old Ava joins our team of hosts to interview Hannah Gold, whose book, The Last Bear, was recently shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022 and the Blue Peter Award. The moving story of April’s journey to save Bear shows that nobody is too young or insignificant to make a difference. We’re also joined by Liz, an Area Manager here at Hampshire Libraries and a children’s book specialist. She makes some brilliant recommendations for our younger...

Books, Children's / 23.04.2020

Listen now to our fourth mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast, this time featuring an interview with Joseph Coelho. Joseph Coelho is a children's playwright and poet who was chosen to host the bedtime reading hour for this year's World Book Night (Thursday 23 April 2020). He works extensively in schools and won the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award in 2015 for his first poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules! In this mini episode hosted by Mary Stone, Joseph talks to another Mary - our colleague...

Uncategorized / 31.10.2019

National treasure Michael Morpurgo is our very special guest in this episode. Sir Michael has written more than 100 much-loved books including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom. In this interview, he talks about the inspiration behind his latest book Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the story is about Omar, a 12-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.   We also discuss three recommended Morpurgo books with some of the back office team at Hampshire Libraries: The Butterfly Lion Alone on a Wide Wide Sea The Amazing Story of...