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A Cast of Characters, with Lauren Child

Author In Your Classroom

One of the UK's best-loved author illustrators, Lauren Child, spends an uplifting half hour with Helen, discussing her own characters, what it means to illustrate other people's words, and how to spot a good idea when it comes to you. A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCLaurenpack. This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Lauren reading an extract from Pippi Goes Aboard.  Section 1 starts at 00:00 Section 2 starts at 8:28 Section 3 starts at 24:05Join the Plazoom community by signing up to our newsletter for free resources and special offers at plazoom.com!  ⓣ https://twitter.com/plazoomshop ⓕ https://www.facebook.com/Plazoom-648739442272915 ⓟ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/plazoom 


13 Jul 2021

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I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola), by Lauren Child

Quiet Time and Bedtime with Teddy & Viv

Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including — and especially —tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.


10 May 2021

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Story Time 009: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, ft Charlie and Lola, by Lauren Child


ST009-  It is the first of the month and I have another special addition storytime for you. This is one of the storybooks from the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child. Today's story is called I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie helps calm the fears of his funny, little sister, Lola, about the first day of school. Tell me what you thought of the story?There is a video version on my YouTube channel as well, so head over there to see the pictures as I read the story.


1 May 2021

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191: Lauren Child – Flower Child Heirlooms


Spring is in the air and you’re probably thinking about your yard. Maybe you want to grow your own food, or have cut flowers all summer. But how do you know what to plant where, and how to make it grow? Flower Child Heirlooms nurtures gardeners and educates them on the importance of growing in a respectful manner. Founder Lauren Child is here to talk gardening – and how she can help with yours. Welcome, Lauren!


15 Apr 2021

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S2 E9. Why do we daydream? Ft special guest expert Lauren Child. Where does paper come from? Why do we shiver when we scrape our fingers down a blackboard?

Everything Under The Sun

In this week's show we answer three questions from Bea, Beatrice and Wilf with help from special guest expert Lauren Child.Lauren Child is a much loved children’s author and illustrator who has written classic series such as Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redford. She has won many awards, her books are bestselling and she was Children’s Laureate! Very impressive indeed. Lauren talks to us about daydreaming, why she thinks we do it, and how it can lead to great new ideas! Next we discuss paper, where it comes from, how its made and how you can make it out of elephant poo!Our third question is about that awful sound you hear when someone scratches their nails down a blackboard, urgh! It makes me shiver thinking about it! We find out why that is, it has something to do with the sound of a baby crying. We also find out who won a Toucan Box and we have a brilliant competition to win a copy of Pippi Longstocking illustrated by Lauren Child! Find out how to submit an answer or question on our website: www.everythingunderthesun.co.ukInstagram: @everythingunderthesunpod and @mollyoldfieldwritesTwitter: @everythinguts and @mollyoldfieldFacebook: @everythingunderthesunbyMollyOldfieldMolly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home. This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House. For more about Lauren Child go to www.milkmonitor.meWith thanks to the children who asked questions this week, Lauren Child, Ash Gardner, Audio Networks and Tyler Simmons Dale. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Jan 2021

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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Georgina Godwin meets children’s author and illustrator Lauren Child, best known for the ‘Charlie and Lola’ books that have been adapted for a BBC animated series. A previous children’s laureate and Unesco artist for peace, Child’s latest book, ‘The Goody’, explores the importance of kindness and freedom.


11 Oct 2020

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HISTÓRIA "Quero um bicho de estimação", da autora Lauren Child, e contada pela professora Janaina.


Professora Janaina conta a história "Quero um bicho de estimação".--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/neim-doralice-maria-dias2/message


26 Sep 2020

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1. Lauren Child - the secrets behind children’s writing & illustration

Makers of the Universe

Award winning children's author & illustrator Lauren Child discusses how her career began, and she shares the secrets behind her Charlie & Lola books. We explore creative inspiration including Charles Schulz the creator of Charlie Brown & Snoopy, and we chat about boredom being an important ingredient of creativity. We discuss Lauren's choice of music to listen to whilst working, and you might be surprised by her answers.We also chat about Quentin Blake, plus we talk about the art form of children's writing & illustration and why this isn't as valued as it should be. If you enjoyed the podcast, please like, subscribe, or comment. You can find us on Instagram (just search for Makers of the Universe). And you can email us on makersoftheuniverse@outlook.com with any feedback or ideas.


13 Oct 2019

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Beware the story book wolves by Lauren child

Malutka Story time

Wolves are not the smartest--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malutka/message


11 Aug 2019

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Lauren Child on where ideas come from

Royal Academy of Arts

"Sometimes we need to spend time doing nothing – just stare into space. We need that fallow time," says Lauren Child, when journalist and author Nicolette Jones poses the question "how do you come up with your ideas?" This, and many more thoughts about creativity, from the 'Charlie and Lola' author and Waterstones Children's Laureate, in this inspiring talk from the RA's Festival of Ideas.


12 Feb 2019