The Book Nut, Episode Two
Hosted by Tehani Wessely
Guest Tansy Rayner Roberts
Recorded Monday 3 October 2011
Feedback from Thoraiya Dyer
In this episode, Tansy and I discussed spec fic for children and young adults and why we think SF is a good addition to any library or family collection.
Tansy wrote a blog post for the Locus Round Table on science fiction for children – well worth reading!
Books and authors we talked about:
Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree books
Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll
Runaways (Marvel Comics)
The Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
The Shattering by Karen Healey
The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
And a new duology we’re rather excited about: Team Human, forthcoming from Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbalestier.
Tehani semi-regularly updates her page of recommendations of spec fic for school libraries, which might be of interest.