This week Simon and Gav get down with the kids, well with kids books, and we have two little helpers who join in for small scene stealing roles. First up they discuss an article on ‘all children under eleven should read Dickens’ should they really? They then talk about young adult and crossover fiction before giving out their top three books they think will get ‘the youth of today’ reading. There is also a lot of laughing, be warned.
What The Dickens Should Children Be Reading? () In the first segment of this week’s episode Gavin and Simon talk about an article in the Independent where the UK’s schools minister, Nick Gibb, has said ‘all children under 11 should read Dickens’ Claire Tomalin doesn’t agree and neither do Simon and Gavin. Instead they ponder what kids should read, what they read and what some of you suggested too.
Young Adult Books () Simon has been testing the waters with young adult books on and off in the last month. What are his findings and what do Gavin and Simon think of adults reading YA books? As the discussion goes on they realise slowly but surely that they might be out of their depth with this topic…
Three Books The Readers Recommend for Young Readers () instead of their regular ‘what we’ve read, what we are reading and what we want to read next’ Gavin and Simon share three books each they would recommend.
‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl and ‘The Wee Free Men’ by Terry Pratchett
‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl and any of the Ladybird Editions of well known Fairytales.
Until next week…