Episode 34 - Oh My Ghosh!

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Ronojoy Ghosh is an award-winning picture book creator. His first children's picture book Ollie and the Wind was short-listed for the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. His books have been translated into German, Chinese, Spanish and Korean. Ronojoy has also worked in the advertising industry, where his work has been recognised with many awards including a Gold at Cannes. 

 

Find out more about Ronojoy's books at: 

 

 

https://www.allenandunwin.com/search#searchword=ronojoy%20ghosh

 

https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/ronojoy-ghosh

 

 

 

Books by Ronojoy Ghosh:

Dear Grandpa by Kate Simpson

I'm Australian Too by Mem Fox

Charlie by Ronojoy Ghosh

 

Ollie and the Wind

by Ronojoy Ghosh



Kids Capers - Natalia interviews Matt Cosgrove

ABOUT MATT:

Matt Cosgrove, lover of words, pictures and books in general, is the author and illustrator of the best-seller Macca the Alpaca, and many other picture books, including My Dad is a Robot and Thanks, Mum! His Epic Fail Tales series, which includes Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas, Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid and Little Stunt Riding Hood, are totally disgusting, yet completely awesome, retellings of classic fairy tales with a twist. Guaranteed no sloppy kissing, no handsome princes and no happily ever after!

 

In a varied career spanning 25 years, Matt has been the creative director of Australian fashion magazine Marie Claire, lecturer in comic art at Western Sydney University and one of the guys who drew the catch phrases for the TV show Burgo’s Catch Phrase (really!). He has also campaigned tirelessly for the inclusion of Pictionary as an Olympic sport (not really – but he definitely should).

 

Alpacas With Maracas, was chosen as the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2019 and had over 1 million kids across Australia and New Zealand reading together!

 

Find out more about Matt at:

Website - www.mattcosgrovebooks.com

Facebook - @MattCosgroveBooks

Instagram - @matt.cosgrove

Twitter - @MrMattCosgrove



ABOUT NATALIA:

Natalia is a 9 year old who loves being creative, dressing up and making piano dedications to friends and family. She enjoys reading funny books (she's a big fan of Anh Do, David Walliams) as well as Harry Potter and Rebel Girls books to name a few. She enjoyed reading Matt Cosgrove's books and loved when Al jumped in with the piranhas in Alpacas with Maracas.

She does a bit of acting on stage and film, plays basketball, runs cross country as well as tiggy, loves animals and likes to dress her dog up in various outfits. He’s not as fond of this as Natalia is! 

 

https://www.starnow.com.au/nataliasaavedraingham/?application_id=31224559



Whatcha Readin?

 

Kate recommends The Seven Keys by Allison Rushby, published by Walker Books.

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Seven-Keys-9781760650797

 

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

 

Liz recommends As Happy As Here by Jane Godwin, published by Hachette.

www.hachette.com.au/jane-godwin/as-happy-as-here

 

Truly Tan Jen Storer

 

Nat recommends The Second Adventures Of Princess Peony, written by Nette Hilton, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Walker Books.

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Second-Adventures-of-Princess-Peony-9781760650452

Shout-out

This episode, Nat gives a shoutout to the Just Kidding Creative Writing Competition for 7-12 year olds.

PRIZES INCLUDE:

- The winner in EACH age category will receive signed copies of their mentors' books along with a personalised congratulatory video.

- The winning stories in each age category will be turned into a physical book for you to keep. (Ten copies per winner).

- The winning stories in each age category will be published in Just Kidding magazine along with an interview with each of the authors...Yes, that could be you!

- Each winner will receive a HUGE Penguin Random House bumper book pack featuring some of this years' best reads.

- Each winner will win for their school a massive Penguin Random House book pack for their library. Oohhh, brownie points with your teachers!

 

Entries close 31st of August 2019. Click below to enter...

www.justkidding.com.au/creative-writing-challenge



On Our Radar

On Kate's radar is some wonderful recognition for her picture book with EK Books, FINDING GRANNY.

 

It's been added to this year's Premier's Reading Challenge PLUS it's been shortlisted in the 2019 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for 2019!


Competition Details

This episode we’re giving away Kate’s new picture book Dear Grandpa, plus Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner and Jonathan Bentley, and Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost, all thanks to Allen & Unwin.

 

Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your favourite Grandpa book. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 27th August to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces

 

While holidaying in Byron Bay, Liz came across new picture book PIPPA by Dimity Powell and Andrew Plant, published by Ford Street Publishing. Which is not only a gorgeous book in its own right (check it out!) but features the *same* illustrator and publisher combo as Liz's upcoming picture book (out 1 October) .... TULIP AND BRUTUS! (Essentially, book twins!)

 

https://fordstreetpublishing.com/book/pippa/


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To illustrator Marianne Khoo (and her assistant Max) for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.

And to our sound editor Adam Orlowski for his wonderful audio genius - check out his other work at www.aosd.tk

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