Kidlit radio and news #4

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The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:

  • Alan Garner’s Elidor, episode 3 – 9.00 and 16.00 on Radio 4 Extra, Sunday 29 January

  • The Jungle Book, episode 5 – 9.30 and 16.30 on Radio 4 Extra, Sunday 29 January

  • With Great Pleasure – Gervase Phinn – 16.00 on Radio 4, Monday 30 January
    The writer Gervase Phinn presents favourite readings, with Wilde, Heaney and Trollope.


  • The biggest news this week for fans of children’s literature was the announcement of the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. Here’s a great round up of all the American Library Association winners, from Fuse8.

    Also worth a look is Steven Colbert’s interview with Maurice Sendak – I haven’t seen it (I haven’t been able to find a version available to view outside the US unfortunately), but it sounds like it was a pretty interesting exchange: “Sendak is famously NOT warm and fuzzy and does nothing in this interview to dispel that assessment.

    4 Responses

    1. After all the buzz about the Sendak/Colbert interview I went looking for a video of it that I could actually watch – YouTube delivered and I’ve posted both parts of the interview at http://fallingsky.blogs.com/falling_sky/2012/01/maurice-sendak-children-eh.html (as long as The Powers That Be don’t get the video yanked from YouTube). Definitely well worth watching!

      • Hey Jon, Thanks SO much for sharing – I’ve had a great weekend, but these video clips are like the icing on the cake. Brilliant fun! Thanks again.

    2. Thanks Janelle for the link – off to listen straight away!
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