One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books. Whether you’re a writer, illustrator, kid, parent, librarian or just one of those people who never grew up … this is the podcast for you! Packed full of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip, your hosts Kate Simpson, Liz Ledden and Nat Amoore provide the inside scoop on all things kids’ books.
We interview a wide range of kids’ book professionals from creators to publishers to booksellers. Check out our back catalogue for episodes on everything from Book Week, libraries and literary agents, to themed episodes celebrating Christmas, exploring space or getting spooky for Halloween! Be sure to keep up with our latest news and reviews by following us across our socials: @onemorepageau
Should you be interested in appearing on our show or sending us your book for potential review, get in touch via email. Please note that our primary focus is the Australian kids’ book industry, from picture books through to the younger end of YA. We can’t reply to all requests, but we’ll get back to you within 6 weeks if it’s something that fits with the show. Happy listening!
Kate is a children’s author and bookworm. She has a full time job, two small and delightful children, a burgeoning writing career and a podcast. Kate has no other friends* or hobbies as she doesn’t have time for them. She does, however, have books!
Kate’s debut picture book is scheduled for release in July 2018 with EK Books, to be followed in 2019 by a second picture book, published by Allen and Unwin. You can find out more about Kate at www.katesimpsonbooks.com
*I really do have friends. Sorry guys - we’ll catch up soon, okay?
Liz has long escaped between the pages of a good book, and was a ‘reading by torchlight under the covers’ kind of child. She now turns a blind eye to her own kids doing the same.
She loves to read and review kids’ books, and write her own stories too. She's the author of picture books WALKING YOUR HUMAN and TULIP AND BRUTUS. Liz has a rescue dog named Frankie who acts like a cat, and loves travel, cafes, markets and maxing out her library card.
You can find out more at www.lizledden.com or connect via:
Nat got bigger but she never grew up. Her motto is 'if you want it, do it'. She wanted to be a trapeze artist so she ran away and joined the circus. She wanted to be a fluffy monster living under a bed so she played Fuzz in the movie 'Out From Under The Bed'. She wanted to be on a podcast and....well, here we are.
You can find out more about Nat at...
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