Video Podcasts

Authors Live: Tony Robinson

Geraldine Jack

Authors Live is stepping back in time with renowned popular historian, actor and author, Tony Robinson. Find out more about the Weird World of Wonders we live in including how to make a Mummy and what happened at the first Olympic Games. Join us as we discover about the empires of the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and our own British empire, plus what started the Second World War. It’s history, but not as you know it!


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Parents and children enjoy Bookbug Sessions

Bookbug Sessions

Paul Gallagher

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. 

Each session lasts around 40 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

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Michael Morpurgo

Authors Live: Highlights Reel

Paul Gallagher

Since the first Authors Live online broadcast in March 2010, over 600,000 people have watched Authors Live events live, and over 200,000 people have watched videos of the events in 153 countries all over the world.

If you've never experienced Authors Live, watch this highlights video to see what you've been missing! Featuring some of the best-known children's writers in the UK, including Andy Stanton, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Eoin Colfer, Francesca Simon, Oliver Jeffers and more, these events are inspiring, funny and insightful.

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Darren Shan photo by Scottish Book Trust

Authors Live: Darren Shan

Chris Newton

Authors Live brought the master of horror, Darren Shan, to screens across the UK on Thursday 24th January 2013.

Darren’s writing has entered a terrifying new world - a world full of Zom-B’s! Do you have the guts to hear extracts from the Zom-B series? Edgy, confrontational and punchy, Zom-B brings together all the classic Shan trademarks that have turned him into a global writing superstar. 


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