Episode 41 - On Country

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Descended from the Bigambul people of South-West QLD, Dub Leffler is one of Australia’s most sought after illustrators of children’s literature. He has written two books for children and is currently illustrating his 24th title.

 

Dub’s work has afforded him travel to places as diverse as remote Australia, Europe, Indonesia and America and his illustrations are now in permanent collection in The National Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

 

In 2019, Dub won the Eve Pownall Award for Book Of The Year from The Children’s Book Council of Australia for ‘Sorry Day’. He has collaborated with the likes of Colin Thompson, Sally Morgan and Banksy.

 

Find out more about Dub at: 

 

Instagram: @dubleffler

 

Books by Dub Leffler:



Kids Capers - Kids Q&A with Brenton E. McKenna

ABOUT BRENTON:

Brenton E. McKenna  is a Yawuru artist and writer who fell in love with comic books at a young age. He studied visual arts for two years at Goulburn TAFE and in 2000 was one of twenty successful applicants to be awarded a highly sought-after mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors. Brenton has attended several art workshops/residencies and in doing so has generated much national interest in recent years.

 

  

Find out more about Brenton at:

Facebook - Brenton E McKenna's Graphic Novels, Graphic Recordings and Cartoons

Instagram - @toonietoons

BRENTON E. MCKENNA BOOKS:




Whatcha Readin?

Kate recommends The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and published by EK Books.

ekbooks.org/product/the-boy-in-the-big-blue-glasses/

 

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Liz recommends The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, illustrated by Katherine Quinn and published by Walker Books.

walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Secrets-of-Magnolia-Moon-9781760651541

 

and

 

Marlow Brown: Scientist in the Making by Kesta Fleming, illustrated by Marjory Gardener and published by Celepene Press.

celapenepress.com.au/bookshop.html#!/Marlow-Brown-Scientist-in-the-Making/p/144785416/category=0

 

and

 

Nop written and illustrated by Caroline Magerl and published by Walker Books.

walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Nop-9781760651251

Truly Tan Jen Storer

Nat recommends Mr Chicken All Over Australia written and illustrated by Leigh Hobbs and published by Allen & Unwin.

allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/picture-books/Mr-Chicken-All-Over-Australia-Leigh-Hobbs-9781760296964

Shout-out

This episode, Kate gives a shoutout to The Children's Bookshop in Beecroft, which will close the doors of its bricks and mortar store at the end of this month. The Children’s Bookshop has been an icon of the kids' book world in Sydney, hosting book launches, running a speakers' agency and selling books to generations of kids.

 

But it’s not all bad news: owners Paul and Bethany Macdonald will still be deeply involved in the kids' book world, so keep your eye out for their next ventures. Case in point - the new HQ of their speakers' agency, pictured below!

 



On Our Radar

On Liz's radar is the Sydney launch of the Funny Bones anthology, which will be held at Marrickville Library on Sunday 24th November from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is sure to be a hilarious event, featuring some of your favourite kids' authors and illustrators as well as fun, games, live performances and readings. Book via Eventbrite.



Competition Details

This episode, we have a HUGE prize pack to give away thanks to Allen & Unwin. This massive pack includes Funny Bones, the enourmous brick-sized anthology put together by Kate & Jol Temple and friend of the podcast Oliver Phommavanh, plus I See, I See by Robert Henderson and Paddy T and the Time Travelling Trampoline written by Adam France and illustrated by Zahra Zainal.

 

Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your favourite Australian kids' book by an Aboriginal writer or illustrator.

Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 3rd December to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces

Brenton E. McKenna was inspired by the work of Dick Roughsey and Percy Trezise who worked together and independently on picture books of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. Published between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, these stories, including The Giant Devil Dingo, The Rainbow Serpent and Turramulli the Giant Quinkin were acclaimed and acknowledged at the time and are likely to have influenced many of our listeners, just as they did Brenton.

 

Other books he recommends are The Arrival by Shaun Tan, The Deep by Tom Taylor, and the Monkey Nuts comics.



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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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