Episode 49 - The Magic Of Libraries

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 Julianne Negri is a library programmer for children and teens, and has previously been a musician, eco-crafter, television host, screenwriter and filmmaker.


In 2018 she received the Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award. Julianne has five children and lives in Melbourne. The Secret Library of Hummingbird House is her first novel.


Find out more about Julianne and her books at:


Website: juliannenegri.com


Instagram: @waywardfancy


Twitter: @sisteroutlaws


Julianne's debut kids' book:

Kids Capers - Talking to Library Monitors

Nat talks to library monitors Evie and Lila about the true magic of libraries - BOOKS! Here are their favourites...

Whatcha Readin?


Kate recommends The Lost Soul Atlas by

Zana Fraillon, published by Hachette.


Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros


Liz recommends Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham, published by Walker Books.



Truly Tan Jen Storer



Nat recommends Nit Boy written by Tristan Bancks, illustrated by Heath McKenzie and published by Penguin Random House.





Kate gives a shout out to The Ampersand Prize which is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction.


Created by Hardie Grant Egmont in 2012, the Ampersand Prize has launched the careers of numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed authors including Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space), Erin Gough (The Flywheel), Cally Black (In The Dark Spaces), Rhiannon Williams (Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt) and Lisa Siberry (The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green). The most recent winner, Frances Chapman, published her winning young adult novel, Stars Like Us, in July 2020.


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On Our Radar

Nat is getting super excited about the MS Readathon which inspires kids to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, in August. This year’s MS Readathon will be a magical quest, and the adventure kicks off on August 1 and wraps up on August 31. Children can register with their school (teachers, you can register your class) or individually. Best of all, by joining our quest, not only will you awaken a love of reading, you will also be helping kids who have a parent with multiple sclerosis.


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Competition Details


This episode we have an amazing prize to give away thanks to Affirm Press.


You can win a copy of our special guest Julianne Negri’s new book, The Secret Library of Hummingbird House, plus a new picture book by Maggie Hutchings and Evie Barrow, called I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me.



Head to our WIN page and simply tell us about your favourite ever library.


Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 18th Aug 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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