We Won an Island: An interview with Charlotte Lo

When Luna’s family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don’t go entirely to plan – no one expects Luna’s younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for example – and the secret festival they hold soon spirals out of control. But the island…

The Black Lotus: An interview with Kieran Fanning

Kieran Fanning, author of The Black Lotus, dives into The Reading Realm today to talk to Alfie Bache about the Samurai Empire and his top tips for writing tense, exciting scenes! Without giving too much away, can you tell us about The Black Lotus? In 16th century Japan, Lord Goda forges three powerful swords that…

Alex in Wonderland: An interview with Simon James Green

Author Simon James Green joins us today in The Reading Realm for a chat about his hilarious, romantic, up-lifting new book Alex in Wonderland… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your new book Alex in Wonderland? What age group would you say it’s aimed at? 16 year-old Alex has just finished…

The International Yeti Collective: An interview with Paul Mason

Ahead of the book’s release on 17th October 2019, Paul Mason pops into The Reading Realm to chat to Kevin Cobane about the action-packed, witty, warm The International Yeti Collective! A Reading Realm Review by Kevin Cobane The International Yeti Collective is a heart-warming, action-packed adventure story with friendship at its heart and strong ecological themes….

The Sea House: An interview with Lucy Owen

Lucy Owen is familiar face on BBC Wales and the author of Boo-a-Bog in the Park. Here, she talks about her moving new book The Sea House, dealing with grief and her love of damselfish… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your new book The Sea House and what inspired you to write…

The Power of Imagination: An interview with The Fan Brothers

Brothers Eric and Terry Fan are best known for their magical, surreal, gorgeous picture books, including The Night Gardener, The Antlered Ship and Ocean Meets Sky. Here they talk to Ian Eagleton and Jon Biddle about their work, their passion for music and travel and the transformative power of our imaginations… We wondered if you…