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Storyshaped

A podcast about the power of stories to shape lives and change the world.

A brand-new children's literature podcast all about the stories that shape us - and how the stories that formed us go on to shape the stories we create.We'll be talking to children's authors, illustrators, bloggers, and
9/22/2022

Getting Storyshaped with Sadhbh Devlin

Season 1, Ep. 8
Today's podcast is a wonderful chat with the bilingual author Sadhbh Devlin, whose Irish-language picturebooks have established her as a leading light on the Irish kidlit scene. We get to know a bit more about the stories that shaped Sadhbh, including a book which is one of Susan and Sinéad's all time favourites, and we get to imagine how cool it would be to have a dad like Sadhbh's, who had a tab at his local bookshop! Come with us as we wander through Sadhbh's bookish life, and pick up a gem or two along the way.You can find Sadhbh on Twitter @sadhbhdevlin or Instagram @sadhbhdevlin or her website: http://sadhbhdevlin.ie/Books mentioned in this episode include Sadhbh's own:Bí Ag Spraoí Liom, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Tarsila KruseBeag Bídeach, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Róisín HahessyGeansaí Ottó, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Róisín HahessyAmuigh Faoin Spéir, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Brian FitzgeraldMorning is a Little Child by Joan Walsh AnglundPeepo by Joan and Allan AhlbergWinnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne and E.H. ShepardAlice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollAlice Through the Needle's Eye by Gilbert AdairThe Borrowers by Mary NortonThe Little Princess by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Doll's House by Rumer GoddenHounds of the Mórrígan by Pat O'SheaThe Battle Below Giltspur by Cormac MacRaoisAn tOllamh agus an Luchóg by Tomás O' Toole and Pauline CumminsThirty-Two Words for Field by Manchán MaganScúnc agus Smúirín by Muireann Ní Chíobháin and Paddy DonnellyMíp by Myra Zepf and Paddy DonnellyNóinín by Myra ZepfOur podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ieIn the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.
9/15/2022

Getting Storyshaped with Paul Coomey

Season 1, Ep. 7
This week, we welcome Paul Coomey to the podcast! He's an author/illustrator, originally from Cork (like our very own Susan) and now living in the UK with his wife, the artist Tanvi Kant. We had such fun discussing books, stories, art, illustration, survival in the wild (!), libraries, castles, and the joy of learning to read. Come and join us as we Get Storyshaped. Books mentioned in this episode include Paul's own - Stickboy and Stickboy: Rise of the Robots (Little Tiger Press)Paul's website: www.stickboy.tvFollow him on Twitter: twitter.com/mrcoomeyDanny the Champion of the World by Roald DahlHatchet by Gary PaulsenAsterix created by René Goscinny and Albert UderzoTintin created by Hergé2000AD created by Kelvin Grosnell, Pat Mills, John WagnerFrostheart by Jamie LittlerLyra's Oxford by Philip PullmanHowl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne JonesGhost by Jason ReynoldsGrimm's TalesThe Cat in the Hat by Dr SeussPaper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff ChiangTwo Sides by Polly Ho-YenRevolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl and Quentin BlakeMaking Comics by Scott McCloud The Beano, founded by R.D. LowPaddington Bear by Michael BondOur podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ieIn the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.
9/8/2022

Getting Storyshaped With Eve McDonnell

Season 1, Ep. 6
Our special guest on Storyshaped today is children's author and artist Eve McDonnell!Eve has written the exquisite Elsetime (published by Everything With Words in 2020), and her second novel The Chestnut Roaster is coming on October 27th, 2022, also from Everything With Words. She is an artist and graphic designer, a mum of twins, and an experienced workshop facilitator - as well as a Wonderlarker, a word of her own coining, which means she tries to see the Wonder in everything... Sounds like perfect Storyshaped material!Eve talks about the stories - and the non-fiction books - which have shaped her and her work, and which have guided her career to date, and shares some of her wisdom about how to encourage children to find themselves in stories and in books.Eve's website: https://startsomewhereblogbyeve.wordpress.com/The books mentioned in today's podcast include:Elsetime by Eve McDonnellThe Chestnut Roaster by Eve McDonnellThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumSupernature by Lyall WatsonContest for the Heavens by Klaus JensenThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoySuite Francaise by Iréne NemirovskyAlone in Berlin by Hans FalladaSix Thinking Hats by Edward de BonoHere is an article about the edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that Eve speaks about, including the illustrations that shaped her so much: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/w-w-denslow-illustrations-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-1900And the Ladybird edition of The Elves and the Shoemaker is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl6QqhE7M_EOur podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ieIn the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.
9/1/2022

Getting Storyshaped With Olivia Hope

Season 1, Ep. 5
We're delighted to welcome our very first guest to Storyshaped! Today, we're talking to Olivia Hope, author of the brilliant picturebook Be Wild, Little One (published by Bloomsbury, 2022; illustrated by Daniel Egnéus). Listen in, and discover the books that made Olivia the person and writer she is today, the stories that shaped her, and the stories she has shaped. Learn about her work, her upcoming projects, and the picturebook she thinks is the best ever.Olivia's website: https://www.darleyandersonchildrens.com/authors/olivia-hopeBloomsbury's Be Wild, Little One page: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/be-wild-little-one-9781408884805/Books mentioned in this episode include:Be Wild, Little One by Olivia Hope and Daniel EgnéusZ is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O ZelinskyLuna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho and Fiona LumbersWhere the Wild Things are by Maurice SendakWe're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen OxenburyThe Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel ShefflerRun With the Wind by Tom McCaughrenLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusA Road Less Travelled by M. Scott PeckPoems by Mary OliverBig Magic by Elizabeth GilbertBird by Bird by Anne LamottSuch Stuff by Michael MorpurgoOur podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ieIn the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.