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Dive in with Adam Baron

Adam Baron

Our author of the week is Adam Baron!

You can listen to Adam's book, Boy Underwater, by tuning in to hear a new audiobook instalment every day this week below, discover his top three children's books and watch a video to learn about his latest book, This Wonderful Thing, which is released this week.

Find out more about Adam's books

Listen to the Boy Underwater audiobook

Boy Underwater

Cymbeline Igloo has never been swimming. But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready.

What he’s not ready for is the accident at the pool – or how it leads his mum to a sudden breakdown.

Cymbeline must solve the mystery of why his mum never took him near water, and it will turn his whole life upside down…

This book is no longer available.

Watch the video

In this video Adam Baron chats about his new book This Wonderful Thing, in which we catch up again with Cymbeline.

Cymbeline plans to spend a weekend on holiday with his Dad in Barcelona...but he doesn't turn up. To make matters worse, when he gets home his Mum has moved her new fiancé and his two daughters into their house. Find out what happens in the video:

Adam's recommended reads

The House Without Windows by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated by Jackie Morris

This was written when Barbara was just 13! It's such a brilliant book for such a young writer.

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Such an imaginative and exciting story.

The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber, illustrated by Nicola Bayley

This is really moving and with such amazing illustrations.

This Wonderful Thing