Louie Stowell & Julie Baugh

Book Shambles

This week’s episode is a young readers special. Robin chats to author Louie Stowell about her new book for younger readers, Otherland and is also joined by high school librarian Julie Baugh. They chat about what kids and young adults are reading today, which classics are still popular, the importance of libraries, the wonderful Usborne series of books and a whole lot more. There’s LOADS of recommendations this week!

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Otherland by Louie Stowell

The Making of Doctor Who by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks

Talking to women by Nell Dunn

The work of Jacqueline Wilson

After the Fire by Will Hills

The Skullduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

The Dead series by Charlie Higson 

The work of Darren Shan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The work of Jason Reynolds

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

The work of Chris Colfer

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

After the War by Tom Palmer

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge

The work of S. E. Hinton

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Red Shift by Alan Garner

Pardon Me, You’re Stepping on My Eyeball! by Paul Zindel

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

The Killer Crabs novels by Guy N Smith
The work of Beatrix Potter

The Farthest-Away Mountain by Lynne Reid Banks

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

The work of Maurice Sendak 

The work of Ivor Cutler

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The Hellblazer comic series

The Adventure Time comic series

When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

Ethel and Earnest by Raymond Briggs

Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

Troublesome Things by Diane Purkiss

Coding for Beginners: Using Python by Louie Stowell

The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook by Louie Stowell

The World of the Unknown: Monsters by Carey Miller

In Ancient Greece by Anne Millard

The work of Edith Nesbit

The work of Diana Wynne Jones

The Just William series by Richmal Crompton

The Usborne Book of the Future: A Trip in Time to the Year 2000 and Beyond by David Jefferis and Kenneth W. Gatland

Profiles of the Future by Arthur C. Clarke

The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

Lux the Poet by Martin Millar

Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation by Martin Millar

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

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