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33 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
The Flamboyancy of Children's Authors
Welcome to the final episode of A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors Season 2! We are so excited to be joined by bestselling author Roshani Chokshi! Her middle grade Percy Jackson - sequel mythology series has finally come to a close, and we're here to celebrate Aru Shah, stories, and the beautiful belief system/mythology that shaped Roshani's books.
40 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Michelle Paver
On the third episode of the season, we celebrate the final finale of the beloved Wolf Brother series by Michelle Paver. After many false endings, Wolf Bane is the true end of this teen series and continues with its tradition of exploring indigenous cultures' beliefs and relationships with the natural world.
44 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Sophie Anderson
Today, we are joined by Sophie Anderson, award winning author of the House with Chicken Legs. To celebrate her newest publication, 'The Thief Who Sang Storms,' we discuss the beautiful slavic folklore that she weaves into all her stories! Find out about her beloved Baba Yaga and a new mythological creature - the alkonosts in episode 2!
37 minutes | May 6, 2022
The Flamboyancy of Children's Authors
Join us on the first episode of season two of our children's podcast! We are so excited to be speaking with Axie Oh, bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea, a reimagining of the Old Sea God myth from Korean folklore. Take a deep dive with us into korean folklore, manga, and other books that Axie has been loving!
51 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors: On YA Crime
On the final episode of this first season, we are joined by Mr B's bookseller Rhian who shares her expertise on YA crime reads with some great recommendations. To cap off the season, Maureen Johnson, author of the Truly Devious trilogy, details the intricacies of writing a crime detective novel...mixed with a few stories from working in a Haunted House theme restaurant in NYC. Thank you for tuning into this season of our podcast celebrating children's books. Happy reading!
40 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors: On Picture Books
On this episode of the Mr B's Bookshop Podcast, we talk picture books and all the lovely pictures and stories they give us. Mr B's Bookseller Laura shares her favourite picture books for a range of ages and why she loves picture books. Then author Mick Jackson speaks on his picture books While You're Sleeping and We're Going Places, the process of writing and building a picture book, and all of the influences that have gone into this lyrical nonfiction picture books.
32 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Tim Probert
This week on the podcast, we celebrate kids graphic novels! Hannah is joined by fellow Mr B's Bookseller Tess Mahuta, who shares her incredible knowledge of art work and graphic novels. Tim Probert joins the podcast to discuss his first kids graphic novel, Lightfall--a shop favourite!
48 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Kieran Larwood
On this episode of the Mr B's podcast, Hannah and renowned Mr b's bookseller Ed discuss The Legend of Podkin One Ear and the amazing fantasy books for kids, both middle grade and leading into teen. Their chat is followed by an interview with bestselling author of Podkin, Kieran Larwood, about his fantastic series that we all know and love. And if you don't know, now you will!
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Serena Patel
On episode 5 of the Mr B's Podcast, Hannah and fellow bookseller Tom Mooney discuss how much young readers books have changed and how to graduate children from picture books to independent chapter books. Hannah also chats with Serena Patel, author of the young readers series Anisha, Accidental Detective about her delightful series and the importance of children's books!
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Dr. Mya-Rose Craig
Joining us today on the podcast is co-owner of Mr b's Nic Bottomley, speaking about how the children's nonfiction genre has developed, and Dr. Mya-Rose Craig aka Birdgirl, speaking on youth activism and her debut children's nonfiction book We Have a Dream.
49 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Laura Wood
Today on the Mr B's Podcast, Hannah and fellow bookseller Amy discuss the ever growing world of young adult literature and why Mr B's loves Laura Wood and her delightful historical fiction novels, as well as Laura's newest release 'A Single Thread of Moonlight'...as well as what it means to be in the Georgette Heyer club (if ya know, ya know)
37 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors with Pam Smy
Join us on the second episode of the Flamboyancy of Children's Authors Season of the Mr B's Podcast as our host Hannah chats with bookseller Gemma about spooky teen graphic novels and author and illustrator Pam Smy about her newest book The Hideaway, a heavily illustrated teen novel. Suitable for 12+ audience
28 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Mr B's Book Shop Podcast: A Flamboyancy of Children's Authors
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Flamboyancy of Children's Authors podcast season, the first podcast season ever to celebrate the wonderful world of children's books! To ring in the celebration, our host Hannah Jensen reminisces on her experiences attending children's book festivals as a kid in the US and how important kids book festivals are to children. Hannah also chats with bestselling author Joanna Nadin about the power of children's books and her new middle grade novel 'No Man's Land.'
51 minutes | May 13, 2021
Legacy Season Finale
Bringing the Legacy Season of the podcast to a close, Ed, Kate and Jess sit down in Mr B's legendary bibliotherapy room, for the first in-person recording of the podcast since the start of the pandemic. In true Mr B's spirit, the discussion quickly turns eclectic, ranging from Barbara Comyns and Raymond Chandler to a novel in verse about Sami history, and how we feel about the term 'family saga'. Although Jess is handing over the microphone (and moving to Scotland) after five years of hosting the podcast, we'll be back soon! Look out for announcements about the next season on our social media. Hosted by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band Browse the books mentioned in this episode (at least those which are in print!) HERE.
33 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Legacy Season Ep 5: Letters to the Earth
In the penultimate episode of #MrBsLegacySeason, we find out about a movement which gave rise to a campaign, which gave birth to a thousand written responses and eventually, a book. We hope you're inspired by this conversation with Kay Michael, co-founder of the movement Culture Declares Emergency and the project Letters to the Earth, and Daniela Torres Perez, co-founder of the UK Student Climate Network, and contributor to 'Letters to the Earth'. Hosted by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band Browse our recommended reading in the episode Reading List
37 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Ep 4: A Childhood Legacy with Julianne Pachico
In the fourth episode of this season, Jess chats to author Julianne Pachico. Julianne's debut was 'The Lucky Ones', a collection of interlinked stories, following a group of school girls in Colombia. Julianne's second book, 'The Anthill', which is out next month, follows a young woman returning to Colombia and the city of Medellin, where she lived until she was eight, to volunteer at an after-school community centre run by her childhood friend. Join Julianne and Jess as they discuss different perceptions of a country, inside and outside, writing about childhood and political violence, and hear about a bunch of excellent contemporary Colombian books recommended by Julianne! Hosted by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band Browse the books mentioned in this episode by heading over to the episode Reading List
42 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Translation as Legacy
In the third episode of our Legacy Season, Jess talks to translators Julia Sanches and Daniel Hahn about the ways in which any book is itself a legacy passed on from the writer to the translator. We hope you enjoy this chat, about re-translations of classics, 'donkey bellies' and what kind of translations the pandemic will generate, among much else! Hosted by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band Browse the books mentioned in this episode by heading over to our Translation as Legacy reading list
35 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
The Legacy of Trees with Michael Christie
In the second episode of the Legacy Season, Tom Mooney sits down for a virtual chat with novelist Michael Christie, author of the gorgeous novel Greenwood, for a conversation about home-schooling, family-trees and families in trees, climate collapse and the entanglement of all life. Hosted by Tom Mooney with music by The Bookshop Band Interested in any of the books mentioned in this episode? Head over to our Legacy of Trees reading list.
47 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
The Legacy Season Ep 1: Things Passed On
Welcome to a brand new season of the Mr B's Podcast - the place where our disembodied voices explore books, ideas and, quite often, very random side-tracks. Thinking so much about what will come out of the pandemic, and where we will be in a possible afterward, we started talking about the idea of legacy - what will be passed on and left behind from this era: enter The Legacy Season. Throughout the next few months, with a new episode every two weeks (roughly), we'll be hearing from authors, editors and translators about the role that legacy plays in their work. We'll be exploring the natural world as a legacy running through, and destroyed by, humanity, as well as the legacy of specific conflicts and events in fiction. To kick it all off, join Nic, Sam and Jess as they tackle another HUGE theme, in search of stories of any size. Hosted by Jessica Gaitan Johannesson with music from The Bookshop Band
47 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Justice Season Finale
We got there! Join Lottie, Nic and Jess as they look back on the experiment that was #MrBsJusticeSeason, our very first themes season of the podcast. Never letting go of the book recommendations, this episode also touches on raising daughters, global injustice and dam-building in Brazil as well as Bruce Springsteen. We also talk about whether themes are a good idea in the first place, concluding that the Justice Season may be over but we'll never stop talking about justice. As this season draws to a close, we'd love to hear what you thought about it. Join the conversation online using #MrBsJusticeSeason and let us know what you'd love us to talk about when the Mr B's Podcast comes back in the spring! Music from the Bookshop Band. Browse through the books mentioned in this episode HERE.
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