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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-hope


Bloomsbury'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 Egnéus


Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky

Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler

Run With the Wind by Tom McCaughren

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

A Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

Poems by Mary Oliver

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Such Stuff by Michael Morpurgo


Our podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ie


In 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.

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