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CBCA Bonus - Allayne Webster

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! 

Publishing Insider

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!

Beyond The Book

This time, we chat to authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, and discover their many bookish projects!


Fantasy Fun

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.


Teacher Librarian Love

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!

Gateway Books

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.

Once Upon A Rhyme

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.

Artist at Work

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!

Epic Adventures

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!


Back to School

 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!


Page to Screen

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.

Merry Bookmas!

Join us for festive bookish fun and our final episode of the year! Hear the must-read kids’ books from Readings Kids, Where the Wild Things Are & The Children’s Bookshop.

Series Addiction

Meet the author of some of Australia’s most beloved kids’ book series, Jacqueline Harvey. And in Kids Capers, let some savvy students convince you to read their favourite series!

Spreading The Love

Join us as we spread the love for authors, teacher librarians and BOOKS! Meet Allen & Unwin publicist Jess Seaborn and young INKY Awards judge Luca.

Trick or Treat

Pop on your Halloween costume, it’s trick or treat time! Join us as we doorknock some favourite authors, meet Wyrd author Cate Whittle and perform the winning piece from our kids’ spooky story comp!

There's A Hippopotamus On Our Podcast Eating Cake!

Meet author Hazel Edwards! And in Kids Capers, discover a talented teen with her own book publishing business.

The Power of Stories

In this episode, we’re unpacking the power of story with author, literacy advocate, SCBWI leader Susanne Gervay. And in Kids Capers, we hear from the kids about stories that have changed their lives.

Listen Up!

This episode is all about audio books! We chat to the CEO of Bolinda Audio, Rebecca Herrmann, as well as narrator Stig Wemyss who also narrates the winning story in our recent kids’ writing comp!

Indigenous Literacy

Join us for a celebration of Australia’s talented Indigenous authors and illustrators, as we meet Rachel Bin Salleh of Magabala Books and storyteller/artist Gregg Dreise.

Book Week Bash

Get your costume on, it’s the best time of the year – Book Week! Go behind the scenes with the CBCA’s Gail Erskine, and we chat to the legendary Paul Jennings!


Wizz Bang Books

 Meet scientist and kids’ book author Idan Ben-Barak, and hear more about his fun look at microbes, Do Not Lick This Book.

And in Kids Capers, some clever kids create their own experimental story mash-ups.

Go Teamwork!

Meet picture book illustrator Gwynneth Jones, one half of the Finding Granny team (the other being our very own Kate Simpson!). Find out more about their collaboration, and in Kids Capers, go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House when kids meet the cast of Hunting of the Snark.

Live from the CYA

Get the inside word on the fabulous CYA Conference, an annual gathering of kids’ book writers, illustrators and publishers in Brisbane. We chat to prolific picture book author Claire Saxby, CYA competition winners, conference founder Tina Clark and more, in our first ever event special!

Bookshop Till You Drop!

 Meet Leesa Lambert, owner of Melbourne-based children’s specialty bookshop, The Little Bookroom. Discover the hottest new kids’ books yet to hit the shelves, and in Kids Capers, hear which books caught the kids’ eyes when they were unleashed in

The Children’s Bookshop in Sydney.

Laugh Out Loud

 Meet one of the funniest kids' authors around, recent Children's Laureate, and importantly, the brains behind Mr Chicken - the one and only Leigh Hobbs! We also chat to a group of kids to discover what books are tickling their funny bones right now.

Around The World in 80 Pages

Meet prolific author and editor Sue Whiting, and find out how she brought Panama to life in her middle grade novel, Missing. And in Kids Capers, a bunch of kids interview 

author Alex Miles.

Lost In Space

Join us on a trip through the solar system with picture book author Shelly Unwin, as we hear all about her new book, Blast Off! And in Kids Capers, Nat and her kooky crew get their acting on, performing space-themed stories written by some talented primary school kids from Melbourne.

Food Glorious Food

Meet hilarious kids' book author, Oliver Phommavanh. We talk food in kids’ books and his love of burgers and video games! And in Kids Capers, we hear directly from kids about their favourite bookish food scenes.

Behind The Books

Peek behind the publishing scenes with Anna McFarlane, children’s publisher at Allen & Unwin. And in Kids Capers, 9-year-old Zara gets the illustration lowdown from Jules Faber of Weirdo fame.

Literary Legends

Meet one of our favourite Australian literary legends, Deb Abela, as we chat about her writing journey, awards and second spelling bee book. And in Kids Capers, three young readers review your hosts’ favourite childhood reads.

Ideas are Everywhere

Ideas really are everywhere! Just ask super-creative kids’ author Zanni Louise, who shares where her book ideas come from. And in Kids’ Capers, Nat takes a breather while young Zamika interviews author

Tristan Bancks.

You, Me, Everybody

Meet picture book author Jess Walton, a fierce advocate for all kids being able to see themselves in books. Hear book recommendations from a wonderful bunch of kids, and enter our latest giveaway to win two A.L. Tait books!

We Love Libraries

Get the lowdown on libraries! Meet Bethany Macdonald from The State Library of Victoria and discover what’s hot at story time, plus hear from some of the Alphabet Soup mag’s youngest book reviewers!

Get the Picture

Dive into the world of illustration in Episode 2 of One More Page! Meet illustrator Nicky Johnston, hear kids turn into their favourite book characters, win a cartooning workshop and more!

One More Page Podcast Episode 1 Catherine Pelosi Quarks Academy

It's our first episode!

We’re kicking off our first ever episode of One More Page podcast with a first-time author! Join us as we chat to debut kids' author Catherine Pelosi and delve into the mysterious world of her first novel, Quark's Academy. Enter our first book giveaway,

and more!


Name: Kate Simpson


Internal age: A thousand lifetimes.


Secret superpower: Spreadsheets and lists. If you need to be saved from a burning building, call Wonder Woman. If you need to a five year plan with budget estimates and maybe a Gantt chart, I’m your gal. 


Obsessed with: Writing. Seriously. It's my thing and I hope to do it every day of my life. 


Annoyed by: Typos in books. (My own writing can have typos whenever it likes. This is not annoying. Don’t tell me it is.)


Bookshelf style: Bookshelf is kind of a loose word in my house - does a huge pile on the floor by my bed count as a bookshelf?


What you wanted to be when you grew up:  A microbiologist specialising in viruses.  


What you got in trouble for at school: Usually, not a lot, but I could sometimes be kind of  rude without even meaning to be (I was totally misunderstood!). 


Favourite books as a kid: Anything by Enid Blyton. When I was a bit older, I loved John Marsden’s books: So Much to Tell You, Letters from the Inside and of course the Tomorrow, When the War Began series.


And now: I discovered Little Women and Anne of Green Gables when I was in high school and they're now more than books to me. They’re friends.


Character you wish you could be: Any character with magical powers. (Yer a wizard, Harry!)


Name: Liz Ledden


Internal age: 9


Secret superpower: manifesting footpath finds (everything from cane chairs to a revolving book rack)


Obsessed with: putting books on hold at the library (turning book borrowing into some kind of competitive sport)


Annoyed by: Weird chewing sounds


Bookshelf style: Colour-coded


What you wanted to be when you grew up: Author, spy or flight attendant


What you got in trouble for at school: Laughing attacks (in the library, of all places).


Favourite books as a kid: Hating Alison Ashley, Harriet the Spy, Animalia, There’s a Sea in my Bedroom, The Magic Faraway Tree, Charlotte's Web, everything Roald Dahl and Judy Blume, Trixie Belden, The Babysitters’ Club, Playing Beattie Bow, Anastasia Krupnik … the list goes on


And now: Herman and Rosie, Florette, Adelaide’s Secret World, The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade, Mr Huff, Last Stop on Market Street, Squishy Taylor, Withering-by-Sea, The Secrets We Keep, Nevermoor


Character you wish you could be: Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Name:  Nat Amoore


Internal age:  10-11


Secret superpower: Making up stuff. Not lying, that is different. Making up stuff, on the spot, that everybody believes and sometimes gets me things I want. Not lying.


Obsessed with: Laksa and writing down anything that pops into my head because I'm sure one day it will be 'my great work' even when the idea is oh so silly.


Annoyed by: Restaurants that skimp on my vegetables and/or tofu in my vegetable and tofu laksas. Seriously guys...they're VEGETABLES!


Bookshelf style: Small and jammed. Sydney apartment living **insert eye rolly emoji**


What you wanted to be when you grew up: Depended on the day of the week. Still does.


What you got in trouble for at school: Never got in trouble. Never got caught.


Favourite books as a kid: Everything by Paul Jennings or Gillian Rubenstein. Calvin & Hobbes, To Kill A Mocking Bird and anything where the character went from the real world to another world.


And now: Hmmmm, kinda the above plus Star Girl, Roof Toppers and The Hat Trilogy.


Character you wish you could be: Elly from Skymaze

all illustrations have been done by Marianne Khoo who we love & appreciate more than she can ever imagine!

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