Episode 25 - Back to School

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Tim Harris is one of the most exciting children’s authors in Australia. His first series of books, Exploding Endings, will have primary-aged readers both captivated and laughing out loud. The first book in the series, Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes, was awarded Honour Book at the 2017 KOALAs. His second series, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables, contains his trademark quirkiness, mixed with a touch of poignancy. The lead book was awarded a CBCA Notable in 2018 and was been shortlisted for the 2018 REAL Awards.


Find out more about Tim at:

Website: timharrisbooks.com

Facebook: @timharrisbooks

Twitter: @timharrisbooks

Instagram: @timharrisbooks

Some of Tim's books include:

Kids Capers - Stella interviews R.A. Spratt


R.A. Spratt is the prolific literary genius who writes The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes: Girl Detective and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. But if you haven’t read any of them you may have watched one of the 32 different television shows she has written on.  


R.A. Spratt lives in Bowral, Australia with her husband and two daughters.  She has one dog, three chickens and five goldfish. In her spare time she enjoys telling small children outrageously untrue stories.


Find out more about R.A. Spratt at:

Website: raspratt.com

Facebook: @raspratt

Twitter: @raspratt

Instagram: @raspratt



Stella is a 12-year-old girl, passionate about all things book related. She is a proud Potterhead (a Harry Potter mega fan) who enjoys reading about his magical adventures again and again. She also loves reading the work of R.A. Spratt, an Australian comedy writer who writes “laugh until your stomach hurts” books. Stella has read all of her stories and is always excited to read her latest novel. 


Stella also enjoys dancing, singing and acting and has starred in a few musicals and short films. One of her favourite hobbies is teaching her cats to do tricks. Stella loves doing segments with One More Page podcast and can’t wait to work with them again soon. 



Whatcha Readin?


Kate recommends The Dog Runner, written by Bren MacDibble, published by Allen & Unwin.


Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros


Liz recommends The Friendship Matchmaker written by Randa Abdel-Fattah, published by Omnibus Books (Scholastic).


Truly Tan Jen Storer


Nat recommends Filthy Fergal written by Sigi Cohen, illustrated by Sona Babajanyan and published by Yellow Brick Books.



This week, Nat gives a shout out to the incredible program the CBCA have put together for their 13th National Conference in Canberra from May 31-June 2 called ‘AND NOW THEY’RE LAUGHING’.

Guests include Morris Gleitzman, Bruce Pascoe, Bren MacDibble, R.A. Spratt, Kate & Jol Temple, Zana Fraillon, Karen Foxlee, Leigh Hobbs, Davina Bell, Oliver Phommavanh, Peter Carnavas, Matt Cosgrove and the list just goes on and on.

Check out the full program here

Early bird discounted tickets are available until the 28th of Feb so grab yours here.

On Our Radar


Kate is getting excited about the upcoming SCBWI Conference in Sydney in Feb.


Have the chance to meet and network with local and international professionals, to hear from agents, editors and publishers, to have your artwork seen by the very best in the kids’ book world.


Check it out at:



She's also pretty excited about hitting the dance floor as the SCBWI band busts out some tunes!

Competition Details




Thanks to our pals at Penguin Random House, we have an awesome book prize to give away. Get your hands on the latest Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables book – On the Lookout – by Tim Harris, and The Peski Kids 2: Bear in the Woods by R.A. Spratt!


Head to our WIN page and tell us which fictional kids’ book character you wish was your teacher. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 26th February to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces

Don't believe the SCBWI band exists? We have proof. Check out more about the kidlit band here...



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