New presenters for children's book radio show and podcast Down the Rabbit Hole

New presenters for children's book radio show and podcast Down the Rabbit Hole

Children’s book podcast and radio show "Down the Rabbit Hole" is starting 2021 with a new presenting and production team, including author Sam Sedgman, Scholastic's Hannah Love, Little Tiger's Charlie Morris and The Bookseller's Caroline Carpenter.

First launched as a platform for celebrating children’s literature in 2014 by author Katherine Woodfine, editor Melissa Cox and agent Louise Lamont, the show has hosted dozens of authors and illustrators over the past six years. It was subsequently selected by the Times as one of its top 10 podcasts for children. "Down the Rabbit Hole" is broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM once a month, as well as being downloadable via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

The new team comprises (as pictured, left to right, below): Sedgman, co-author of the Adventures on Trains series; Love, senior publicity manager at Scholastic; Morris, publicity manager at Little Tiger; and Carpenter, deputy features editor at The Bookseller. They will be joining as guests on the monthly show today (26th January) and take over producing and presenting it for February's episode. The new format for the show will involve picking a monthly theme, inviting guests and examining books that link to the month’s discussion topic.

Woodfine said: "Working on 'Down the Rabbit Hole' over the past six years—firstly with my wonderful co-founders Melissa Cox and Louise Lamont, and latterly with the brilliant Jack Noel and Imogen Russell Williams—has been an absolute joy. We've loved working with Resonance FM, and a host of friends and supporters to champion children’s literature. I’m now delighted to be passing on the baton to a fantastic new team, brimming over with ideas, to continue flying the flag for children's books—and to take 'Down the Rabbit Hole' to new heights!" 

Collaboratively, the new team commented: "We have all been such fans of 'Down the Rabbit Hole' and we’re honoured to be given the chance to take up the mantle. Katherine, Melissa, Louise and the team have created such a wonderful show that has drawn back the curtain on the children’s book world for so many people. We’re all excited to get started, and to bring our own experiences of the industry to expand 'Down the Rabbit Hole' and build exciting new ideas on the brilliant work that’s gone before us."

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