Episode 39 - Unlikely Friendships

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Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (Flora & Ulysses in 2014 and The Tale of Despereaux in 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress.


Kate's latest book is Beverly, Right Here, the third and final book about the three rancheros: Beverly, Raymie and Louisiana. 


Find out more about Kate at: 


Website: https://www.katedicamillo.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KateDiCamillo/


Books by Kate DiCamillo:

Kids Capers - Jemima interviews Liz Ledden



Liz Ledden is a Sydney-based children’s book author and co-host of One More Page podcast (yes, this one!).


Her debut picture book TULIP AND BRUTUS was released with Ford Street Publishing in October 2019. It’s about friendship, differences, teamwork … and bugs!


She has another picture book due out in 2020 with Larrikin House.


Liz has lived in Vietnam, Cambodia and Canada, and has a rescue dog named Frankie who acts like a cat. She can typically be found seeking out new cafes or maxing out her library card.



Find out more about Liz at:


Website: www.lizledden.com

Instagram: @liz_ledden

Facebook: @LizLeddenAuthor

Twitter: @liz_ledden


Jemima is in Year 5 and loves reading. Her favourite stories are about friendship: Davina Bell’s Corner Park Clubhouse series, Harry Potter, the Our Australian Girl series, and anything by Jacqueline Harvey.

Whatcha Readin?



Kate recommends The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times (Book 3) by Cressida Cowell, published by Hachette.



Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros


Liz recommends My Pet (Not Yours) by Ben Sanders, published by Lothian (Hachette Australia).





Miss Kraken by Nicki Greenberg, published by Allen and Unwin.


Truly Tan Jen Storer



Nat recommends Vincent and The Grandest Hotel on Earth by Lisa Nicol, published by Penguin Random House.


On Our Radar

On Liz's radar is the upcoming Melbourne book launch for her new picture book with Andrew Plant and Ford Street Publishing, TULIP AND BRUTUS. All welcome!

Competition Details




This episode we’re giving away a copy of Kate DiCamillo’s latest book Beverly, Right Here AND your very own signed copy of Liz Ledden’s debut picture book, Tulip and Brutus.


Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your favourite unlikely friendship in a kids’ book.


Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 5th November to be in the running. 

Other Bits & Pieces


In Kids Capers, Jemima talks about The Fleurville Trilogy, some of her favourite books featuring unlikely friends. You can check them out here: 



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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