Episode 44 - Industry All-rounder

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Tania McCartney is an author, illustrator and editor with over 30 years’ experience in magazines and publishing. She is published in nine countries and has over 50 books in print or production. Recent picture books include Mamie (HarperCollins), Ivy Bird (Windy Hollow), Fauna (NLA Publishing) and I Heart the World (Hardie Grant Travel).


Tania’s new junior fiction series, Evie and Pog, is out February, with an audio book in April and a third book in May. She has also produced several maps, a jigsaw puzzle and a range of greeting cards.


The founder of Kids’ Book Review and The Happy Book podcast, Tania’s awards include several CBCA Notable books, the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and the CBCA Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature. An ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge, Tania has lived in France, England and China, and currently lives in Canberra with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books.


Find out more about Tania at: 


Website: taniamccartney.com

Blog: taniamccartney.blogspot.com

Facebook: @TaniaMcCartneyAuthor

Twitter: @TaniaMcCartney

Instagram: @taniamccartney

Kid's Book Review: kids-bookreview.com

The Happy Book Podcast: @TheHappyBookPodcast


Books by Tania McCartney

Kids Capers - Nat interviews Instagram Book Reviewer, Evie Bee (aka @rockinreads)


Evie is a ten year old book-mad girl who lives, breathes, and sometimes eats words. She runs the Instagram book review account @rockinreads, which she started to connect with others who share her passion for reading. 


Through Rockin’ Reads, she has successfully launched a book swap initiative at her school, and is well known amongst peers, teachers and librarians as the go-to-kid for book recommendations.


Her taste for books includes middle grade magical realism, stories steeped in myths and folklore, and rather a lot of fantasy. Some of her favourite authors right now are Katherine Rundell, David Walliams, Garth Nix, and Karen Foxlee. 

When she doesn’t have her head in a book, Evie is usually dancing her way through the day, doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, listening to podcasts, or speed solving Rubiks cubes, often all at the same time. She is a huge fan of the One More Page podcast, and is excited to be on the show!


Follow Evie's Instagram book review account at:


Some of the books Evie talks about:

Whatcha Readin?

Kate recommends Jelly-Boy, written by Nicole Godwin and illustrated by Cristopher Nielsen, published by Walker Books.



Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Liz recommends Bronte: Me and My Boots written by Penny Harrison, illustrated by Evie Barrow and published by Little Hare.





Izzy and Frank written by Katrina Lehman and illustrated by Sophie Beer, published by Scribble.


Truly Tan Jen Storer

Nat recommends Sidney Opera Mouse written by Graham Hosking and illustrated by Inky Stone.





Winter’s Tale written by Nike Sulway and illustrated by Shauna O’Meara, via Twelfth Planet Press.



This episode, Kate and the team give a shoutout to Emily Gale, Nova Weetman and all the amazing crew behind this summer’s #AuthorsForFireys fundraiser that raised half a million dollars for rural bushfire brigades around the country.


Read some more about it here: abc.net.au/news/2020-01-13/authors-for-fireys-raises-hundreds-of-thousands-fire-relief/11864034


Website: authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website


Here are just some of the cool things that were on offer:

On Our Radar

Nat has a whole lot of things on her radar this month. Such as...

School Of Rock - The Musical


CBCA Night Of The Notables - Feb 27th 2020, Dymocks, George St


Competition Details

This episode we have something a bit different to give away - a voucher for a BIBLIOTHERAPY session with kids' book writer, medical doctor and actual real life book doctor, Dr Zewlan Moor of Byron Bibliotherapy!


She will talk you through all things life and books, and prescribe you a reading list that's just right for you, right now, in a therapy session worth $180.


Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your favourite kids' book all-rounder.


Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 17th March 2020 to be in the running. 


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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