The Puffin Podcast
Summary: Attention all bookworms, dream weavers and story lovers alike! Tune into the Puffin Podcast for exclusive author interviews, audiobook extracts, awesome competitions and loads of chat about all things kids' books. You can get involved by tweeting @PuffinBooks and using the hashtag #PuffinPodcast.
Kate McCafferty, the voice of Oona the Puffin, on Nick Junior’s Puffin Rock, guest presents a very special episode all about the great outdoors. Listen out for amazing extracts from The Secret Garden, Amy Wild, The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck ready by Ewan McGregor and the award-winning audiobook Stig of the Dump read by Tony […]
Get ready to giggle! This hilarious episode of the Webby nominated Puffin Podcast is full of the best jokesters and pranksters in kids’ books. From wormy spaghetti (Roald Dahl’s The Twits) to incidents with the pet goldfish (Kes Gray’s Daisy) and an appearance from Beanotown’s original prankster, the gnash-bang-wolloping Dennis the Menace. Plus, presenter Ally […]
Snuggle up in your new seasonal sweater and enjoy audiobook extracts from Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale (read by Emma Thompson), Richard Curtis’s The Empty Stocking (read by Dawn French) and The Snowman and the Snowdog (read by Benedict Cumberbatch). As well as all this, Pupil of Dangerology, David O’Doherty will be taking you through the […]
Fangs, claws and ROARS at the ready for a MONSTER episode of the Puffin Podcast with Ally McCrae! Charlie Higson’s sickos are on the rampage in a special extract from ‘The Enemy’, Doctor Who meets a mysterious creature at an orbital coffee roasting station in Holly Black’s ‘Lights Out’ and extra-terrestrials are colonising Earth […]
This month’s episode is more dangerous than a robotic granny crossed with a toilet shark! Join regular host Ally McCrae and prepare your valiant ears for extracts from DANGER IS EVERYWHERE by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge, Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan and Roald Dahl’s The Minpins, read by Bill Bailey. As well as an interview with Michelle […]
Pack your bags because host Ally McCrae is off on his literary holidays. In the studio he’ll be sharing travel tales from Cathy Cassidy’s new book and exchanging advice with authors Chris Bradford and Jeremy Strong (covering everything from piratical plunders to close encounters of the veterinary-kind – so stay tuned). Plus there’ll be audiobook […]
We hope you’re hungry because this month’s Puffin Podcast is a veritable smorgasbord of literary soundbites. Host Ally McCrae is joined in the studio by Douglas Hodge (Willy Wonka in the WestEnd), Jacqueline Wilson and the foley artists of Pinewood studios, who are all talking about tucker – and some of our favourite authors share […]
Quiet please Soundcloud, because host Ally McCrae is taking you back to school. Joining him in the studio are Anthea Townsend (Editor at Puffin Fiction) for an exclusive interview about POPULAR: VINTAGE WISDOM FOR THE MODERN GEEK and YouTube Vlogger @BenjaminofTomes with his top tips for surviving at VAMPIRE ACADEMY. Plus to finish the show there’s […]
Host Ally McCrae delves into the tricky literary world of witches and magic. Joining him in the studio are Ben (Editorial Director at Puffin Fiction) and Gemma (Marketing Manager) to discuss the story behind this year’s most hotly anticipated YA debut, Half Bad. Plus there’s a spine-tingling audiobook extract from Roald Dahl’s The Witches, read by […]
[Get an earful and download the MP3 now!] Ahem – clean our your ears, because Puffin has a very important announcement to make.The first Puffin Podcast of 2014 is on air right now! Join your host Ally McCrae for Episode 1! In honour of Valentine’s Day, it’s a LOVE STINKS special with hilarious audiobook extracts from Diary […]
If you’ve ever wondered what’s really happening to our planet, green expert Leo Hickman's new book is for you. Will Jelly fish rule the world? is a fresh, easy-to-use eco-handbook for budding environmentalists everywhere. Hear what Leo has to say...
He's Tom Palmer! Here at Puffin HQ we’re big fans of the brilliant, fast-paced FOOTBALL DETECTIVE series by Tom Palmer. His hero, Danny Harte, is obsessed with two things: football – especially City Football Club – and investigating crimes. This...
'Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.' Percy Jackson was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until he accidentally vaporized his maths...
You're in for a big surprise! Hear Lauren Child (creator of Charlie and Lola) and Polly Borland (internationally acclaimed photographer) talking about the making of their stunning new picture book,in collaboration with renowned set designer Emily Jenkins. A little curiosity...
She drives cars. She's a PlayStation champ. She's got a black belt in karate . . . She's AGENT GM451 (or LARA to you – Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal). A gang of villainous head teachers are plotting to make...