Meet the newest kids on the publishing block, James Layton and Mary Anastasiou of Larrikin House. And in Kids Capers,
get your nerd on with Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett!
Click below to download a list (complete with links) of every book we have reviewed on the show in 2020.
Perfect for your Christmas gift shopping needs!
Somehow, team OMP are on Santa's naughty list!
Join us for an epic Christmas quest, and find out if we redeem ourselves!
Immerse yourself in the wondrous, wacky world of kids’ non-fiction! Meet two superstars of kidlit’s fact-filled side,
Terry Denton and Sami Bayly.
Look who popped into the pod for a Book Week bonus episode! Meet none other than best-selling author of the Treehouse series himself … Andy Griffiths!!
This episode we’re celebrating all things Book Week! Meet James Foley and hear all about his new releases (and book week fun times) plus in Kids Capers, meet the awesome Chickpea!
It’s picture book party time!
Gus Gordon, Lucinda Gifford and Kate & Jol Temple join us for a bumper celebration of all things PB.
In this episode, we shine a spotlight on the Own Voices movement. Meet author/illustrator Remy Lai, author and deaf activist Asphyxia plus award-winning YA author Alison Evans!
Meet debut middle grade author (and library worker!) Julianne Negri and hear all about her new book THE SECRET LIBRARY OF HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE. And in Kids Capers, the kids join in the library fun.
In this episode, we delve into the business of books with Laura Harris, Publishing Director at Penguin Random House. And the serious(!) biz continues in Kids Capers with Evie of Rockin Reads!
In this episode, meet literary agent Danielle Binks, and hear about her double life as a middle grade author. And in Kids Capers, get some top secret agent tips from the REAL PIGEONS crew!
In this episode, we get our gross on! Discover Mick Elliott’s thoughts on gross things in kids’ books, and hear the winning story in our kids’ writing comp!
This episode is all about getting outside your kidlit comfort zone. Meet illustrator Jess Racklyeft, who’s branching out with her latest work, and in Kids Capers hear from young readers giving new genres a go.
In our first episode for 2020, we’re talking industry all-rounders, and who better to meet than author, illustrator and SO much more – Tania McCartney! And in Kids Capers, we meet the awesome Evie from Rockin Reads.
Join team OMP for some festive cheer! We answer a Santa sack-load of questions submitted by our awesome listeners in an extended end of year chat.
Delve into the rapidly growing world of graphic novels for kids, as we meet SUPER SIDEKICKS creator Gavin Aung Than plus ACTION TANK creator Mike Barry!
In this episode, meet two talented Aboriginal book creators. Hear about Dub Leffler’s career and amazing upcoming books, and in Kids Capers, graphic novelist Brenton E. McKenna!
This episode, meet a crop of up and coming kidlit talent – Lisa Siberry, Amelia McInerney, Fiona Hardy and Katrina McKelvey. Hear about their books and writing journeys for a dose of writerly inspo!
Hear an in-depth chat with New York Times bestselling, Newbery-award winning children’s author, Kate DiCamillo!!!
And in Kids Capers, a young book fan chats bugs and bookish friends with the podcast’s own Liz Ledden!
Meet literary hero Libby Hathorn and hear about her decades long successful kids’ book career. And one lucky young interviewer gets to grill Jessica Townsend of Nevermoor fame!
Hear all about teamwork as we meet some of Australia’s top kids’ book collaborators - Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys, Jane Godwin & Anna Walker, and Julie Hunt & Dale Newman.
Batten down the hatches – the apocalypse is here! Meet author Bren MacDibble, plus Jules Faber and Deb Abela as we try to evade doomsday!
Join us for our second CYA Conference special! Meet children’s authors Belinda Murrell, Isobelle Carmody and Jack Heath at this fabulous annual event for writers and illustrators, with many opportunities for emerging talent. We also chat to competition winner Lana Spasevski and CYA Success Story Sue-Ellen Pashley.
In this episode, we meet the talented illustrator behind Kate’s new book, Ronojoy Ghosh. And in Kids Capers, a mini-Nat interviews Macca the Alpaca creator Matt Cosgrove!
Hear from children’s author Karen Foxlee about her much-hyped middle grade novel 'Lenny’s Book of Everything' plus her other magical reads!
Join us for a fascinating discussion with legendary kids’ book author, Morris Gleitzman, with his thoughts on humour in children’s literature, his beloved books and so much more.
Meet award-winning Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe, who blows the lid off Australia’s Aboriginal history in his new book for young readers, Young Dark Emu.
Join us for a special bonus episode recorded at the CBCA Conference in Canberra. Meet kids’ and YA author Allayne Webster and hear about her new book, Sensitive and much more!
Head behind the doors of Penguin Random House as we chat with kids’ book publisher, Zoe Walton. And in Kids Capers, meet a talented young author published at 12!
This time, we chat to authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, and discover their many bookish projects!
Jump on a dragon and pack your sword - we’re off on a fantastical adventure!
Hear from fantasy author Rebecca Lim
and young book reviewer Jazzy.
This episode celebrates some of our favourite people on the planet – Teacher Librarians! Meet three inspiring TLs, Megan Daley, Lizzy Martin and Louise Brooks and get the lowdown on school libraries!
This time, we’re celebrating first independent reads – the wonderful world of junior fiction! Meet series queen Chrissie Perry, and in Kids Capers hear from kids on their favourite first novels.
In this episode, meet picture book rhymer extraordinaire, Chrissie Krebs! Discover her top tips for writing in rhyme, and in Kids Capers, some young listeners create a fun rhyming story of their own.
Shhh...artist at work! Join us as we chat to illustrator and art director, Sarah Davis, and speak to some young artists who won the Wombat Books’ illustration challenge!
Join us on an epic adventure with middle grade author A.L. Tait. And in Kids Capers, we hear about an adventurous new kids’ book app called AudioPlay!
Head back to school with author Tim Harris, as we chat schools in books and all things Mr Bambuckle. And in Kids Capers, a young superfan interviews R.A. Spratt!
In our first episode for 2019, meet Justin Monjo, the screenwriter behind the new Storm Boy film. And some avid young readers pick the books they’d love to see on the big screen.