Leesa Lambert has owned and operated The Little Bookroom - Australia's oldest children's specialist bookshop - with her parents Ian and Lesley for ten years. She is passionate about raising the profile of picture books, and forging connections between the book industry and the reading community.
Leesa delights in hosting events that celebrate the joy of reading and creating: from toddler cabaret at Storytime; information evenings with speech pathologists for grown-ups; school holiday workshops with authors and illustrators; book launches; Book Clubs and more!
She is thrilled to soon be launching her first offsite mega event: Kids' Book Fest! It'll take place in the grand ballroom of the Fitzroy Town Hall on October 13, The Little Bookroom's
58th Birthday! Leesa is also a part of the Australian Bookseller Association Committee of Management and has opened a new 'big sister' bookshop, Neighbourhood Books, in
Check out these amazing bookshops at:
The Little Bookroom
759 Nicholson St, Carlton North (Melbourne)
Instagram & Twitter: @little_bookroom
55 High St, Northcote (Melbourne)
LEESA LAMBERT'S BOOK PICKS
The upcoming kids' books Leesa is most excited about include:
- ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART - Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
- THE ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE - Elliot Perlman & Laura Stitzel
- LENNY'S BOOK OF EVERYTHING - Karen Foxlee
- TALES FROM THE INNER CITY & CICADA - Shaun Tan
Other favourites include UNDER THE LOVE UMBRELLA by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys, POLLY AND BUSTER 1 & 2 by Sally Rippin, all things Alison Lester, Jane Godwin & Anna Walker collabs, Marc Martin, Renee Treml's and Sophie Beer's board books, GRANDMA Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett, THE LAST PEACH by Gus Gordon, and WREN by Katrina Lehman & Sophie Beer.
Winner of the NSW and ACT Specialist Bookshop of the Year 2013
The Children's Bookshop , established in 1971, is the oldest specialist children's bookshop in NSW Australia, and we sell books for adults too! Our strength has always been the expert advice provided by the dedicated and enthusiastic staff who enjoy finding the right book for the young reader and adults alike. Our range of books includes picture books, poetry, classics, information books and contemporary fiction to suit a wide range of interests, ages an abilities. This tradition of retail excellence continues.
Located at: 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft (Sydney)
The Children's Bookshop Speakers' Agency also provides writers and illustrators to speak at your school or event. For more information go to
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Kate recommends If All The World Were... by Joseph Coelho & illustrated by Allison Colpoys, published by Quarto Knows.
Liz recommends Maya and Cat by Caroline Magerl, published by Black Dog Books.
Nat recommends A Song Only I Can Hear
by Barry Jonsberg, published by Allen & Unwin.
We also shout-out to Matthew Winner of The Children's Book Podcast (formerly known as All the Wonders) in the US. Here's his round-up of kidlit podcasts from around the world (including One More Page, yay!):
Nat is getting excited about the Sydney Opera House School Holiday Program:
7 July – 14 July
Step into a fairytale with this new production based on Oscar Wilde’s most loved stories including the Happy Prince and The Nightingale and the Rose.
HUNTING OF THE SNARK
17 July – 22 July
Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem. Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.
This episode, we’re giving away all three books in the Lintang series written by Tamara Moss, and published by Penguin Random House - Lintang and the Brightest Star, Lintang and the Forbidden Island & Lintang and the Pirate Queen. This is an exciting adventure series set on the high seas, full of quests and battles, but also about friendship.
Head to our WIN page and let us know in 25 words or less what you would call your own kids' bookshop.
Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 24th July to be in the running.
During the discussion about our listener question from Ava, we talk about these books ...
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
To illustrator Marianne Khoo for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.
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