Fun Kids Book Worms

Fun Kids Book Worms

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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May 15, 2024 19 mins

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 Worms

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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  ...

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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 epi...

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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 Stars

Last up on this bumper episode of Book Worms is Elle McNicoll about her new book, K...

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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!  

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March 6, 2024 32 mins

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 Fi...
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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...

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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...

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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.

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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, T...

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December 27, 2023 49 mins

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 Worms

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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...

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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 ...

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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 jo...

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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 Ra...

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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 t...

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AM Howell is here to chat to Bex all about her new book Mysteries at Sea: Peril on the Atlantic! Ann-Marie has provided all kinds of historic references to cruise ships in the 1930s. It's a must-read for those looking for an epic mystery to get stuck into! 

Hannah Gold is here too with an introduction to her new book, Finding Bear! This is the sequel to The Last Bear, a story about a girl and her friendship with a polar bear stran...

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September 20, 2023 27 mins

Bex is the reigning Queen of books, and she's been getting stuck in some AMAZING new stories! We've got a jam-packed episode for you, so let's get started!

Dermot O'Leary is here to chat about Wings of Glory! What inspired Dermot to write about the Second World War, and what is it about animals that he loves writing? History lovers and animal lovers, this one is for you. Bex has officially crowned this her Book of the Month for Se...

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Today, we at Book Worms are celebrating National Read A Book Day! Every year on the 6th September people across the nation are encouraged to read a book! That's no challenge for Bex, but it's great to get everyone involved. Let us know what books you've been reading on the Fun Kids website! 

Judith Eagle visited the Fun Kids studios to chat to Bex all about Stolen Songbird. After finding a picture in the lining of her suitcase, Ca...

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We've got a mix of genres on the show today. First, Robin Scott-Elliott reveals why he wanted to write a story about a young boy in 1948 Berlin who wants to be a pliot. There's triumph, survival, and a lot of chocolate in his new book Sweet Skies! 

Simon Packham is here too, chatting all about his new story Worrybot! What inspired the focus on robots, and what does it teach us about worrying? 

Bex has a recommendation coming up f...

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