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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Puffin Podcast Episode 11: Hop outside!

12/11/2015
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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 Robinson #ListenWithPuffin Watch regular host Ally McCrae interview Kate over on Puffin YouTube po.st/EpTCZD

Duration:00:22:42

Puffin Podcast Episode 12 - Adventures in Wonderland

12/10/2015
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Follow that white rabbit! To celebrate the 150th unbirthday of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, BAFTA winning actress Sheridan Smith exclusively shares how she came up with the voices for the new audiobook. What's more, host Ally McCrae will be exploring modern-wonderlands inspired by Lewis Carrol's classic, like Cathy Cassidy's intriguing 'Looking Glass Girl' read by Helen Baxendale and the soon-to-be Hollywood blockbuster 'The Fifth Wave'. For the especially curious amongst you, there's...

Duration:00:28:12

Puffin Podcast Episode 10: Pirates, Parrots and Plunderrrr

11/3/2015
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YARRRRR!!! Ahoy there and welcome aboard the Good Ship Puffin Podcast with your host, Galley McCrayfish, as he delves into a treasure trove of pirate stories upon the choppy seas! With extracts from Will Mabbitt's The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, David O'Doherty's Danger is Everywhere, Captain Falsebeard and the Fishy Tale, and Captain Jack and the Pirates, your ears are in for a ton of lovely loot! So haul wind, heave down and hang the jib - and join us for carousing aplenty!...

Duration:00:19:35

Puffin Podcast Episode 9: Jokesters & Pranksters!

5/10/2015
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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 McCrae orders a pizza bigger than a swimming pool, and laugh-out-loud-funny author Steven Butler prank-calls his old headmaster…...

Duration:00:26:15

Puffin Podcast Episode 8: Christmas!!!

12/21/2014
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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 12 Dangers of Christmas and William the Turkey is giving us an exclusive interview. Not to mention the quiz and of course host Ally McCrae, who’ll be...

Duration:00:32:01

Puffin Podcast Episode 7: Monster Attack

10/31/2014
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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 in Rick Yancey’s breath-taking ‘The 5th Wave’. Plus two gruesome Puffin ogres battle it out in our very monstrous monthly quiz, and The BFG makes a...

Duration:00:26:29

Puffin Podcast Episode 6: DANGER! Do NOT Listen!

10/27/2014
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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 Paver on her extreme researching and even a stop off at Camelot. Listen if you dare. Let us know what you think by tweeting @puffinbooks using...

Duration:00:29:29

Puffin Podcast Episode 5: Holiday Hijinks

8/22/2014
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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 extracts from the latest Chocolate Box Girls book, The 100-Mile-An-Hour-Dog and Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. Tweet tweet...

Duration:00:25:34

Puffin Podcast Episode 4: Food Glorious Food

6/18/2014
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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 their brain food too! Plus there are audiobook extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Steven Butler’s The Wrong Pong and The Enormous Crocodile (read...

Duration:00:30:22

Puffin Podcast Episode 3: High School Blues

5/18/2014
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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 an extract from Roald Dahl’s MATILDA, read by the one and only Kate Winslet – and don’t forget to have your thinking caps ready for the...

Duration:00:23:50

Puffin Podcast Episode 2: Hocus Pocus

3/28/2014
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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 Miranda Richardson and a Hocus-Pocus quiz to test your grey matter. Like what you hear? Tweet @puffinbooks #PuffinPodcast Hear the whole...

Duration:00:19:26

Puffin Podcast Episode 1 - Love STINKS!

2/14/2013
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Join your host Ally McCrae for the first ever Puffin Podcast. In honour of Valentine's Day, it's a LOVE STINKS special with hilarious audiobook extracts from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Roald Dahl, a trip to Tanglewood with Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls and the chance to pit your wits against our passionate Puffineers in the Duel of Devotion! Like what you hear? Tweet @puffinbooks #PuffinPodcast Hear the whole story - follow the links to download the audiobooks featured in the show....

Duration:00:16:55