Episode 51 - Picture Book Palooza

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Kate interviews Kate & Jol Temple

Kate and Jol Temple are internationally awarded children's authors whose books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Their hilarious history inspired book, Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers the Third Grade was selected as Honour Book for Children’s Book Council of Australia and inspired the popular series Yours Troolie Alice Toolie. Their picture book Room on Our Rock won the Charlotte Huck Award and has been translated into 22 languages. It is an allegory about empathy and refugees and can be read front-to-back or back-to-front for a very different perspective. Their new picture book is about a bird that is close to every child’s heart (and lunch box) it is called Bin Chicken. Kate and Jol regularly visit schools and writers' festivals to talk ideas with young readers and writers. When they're not writing, Kate pretends to play the piano and Jol makes little egg-carton shelters for his Star Wars characters.


Find out more about Kate and Jol at:


Website: katejoltemple.com

Instagram: @katejoltemple


Kate and Jol's books include:

Liz interviews Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author.


He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His books which include Wendy, Herman and Rosie (2013 CBCA Honour book), Somewhere Else (2017 Speech Pathology book of the year), The Last Peach and Finding François have sold in over 20 countries worldwide and have received wide international recognition.


He has been shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Award, the Sakura Medal in Japan, the Kirico book awards in Spain, the Les Incorruptibles prize in France, the Premio Anderson Children's Book award in Italy and has twice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature.


He lives with his wife and three kids in Sydney, Australia. 


Find out more about Gus at:

Website: gusgordon.com

Instagram: @gusgordonbooks


Gus's books include:

Nat interviews Lucinda Gifford

Lucinda Gifford is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for kids. 


Her books include Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas (chosen for National Simultaneous Storytime 2020), The Monty’s Island series written by Emily Rodda, and The Adventures of Princess Peony series by Nette Hilton – as well as The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack by Jen Storer, and the picture book Saved!!! written by Matilda’s goalkeeper Lydia Williams.


Her latest book (as author and illustrator) is The Wolves of Greycoat Hall, a junior fiction novel published by Walker Books.


Lucinda lives with her family in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and works as an author and illustrator from her home studio. She plans to write and draw for the rest of her life, or until her hand drops off, or both.


Find out more about Lucinda at:


Website: lucindagiffordbooks.com

Facebook: @lucindagiffordbooks

Instagram: @lucindagifford

Twitter: @LucindaGifford

Lucinda's books include: 


Whatcha Readin?

Kate recommends...


Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu, written by Pamela Freeman, illustrated by Liz Anelli & published by Walker Books.




The Biscuit Maker, written by Sue Lawson, illustrated by Liz Anelli & published by Walker Books.





Bandit by Sha’an D’Anthes, published by Hachette.


Truly Tan Jen Storer

Nat recommends... 


Bear In Space written by Deborah Abela, illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall & published by Walker Books.





Brain Freeze written by Oliver Phommavanh & published by Penguin Random House.




Liz recommends...


Finding Francois by Gus Gordon, published by Penguin Random House.




Be Your Own Man written by Jessica Sanders, illustrated by Robbie Catro & published by Five Mile.




A Boy and A Ball written by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Phil Lesnie & published by Scholastic Press.




Ling Li’s Lantern written by Steve Heron, illustrated by Benjamin Johnston & published by Midnight Sun.





Vlad’s Bad Breath written by Rory H Mather, illustrated by Jesus Lopez and published by Larrikin House.



Nat gives a shout-out to Story Scoop which is a free online video project from CBCA NSW Branch and SCBWI.


For more information head to cbcansw.org.au/story-scoop


Previous episodes include...

August Story Scoop:

September Story Scoop:

Upcoming October Story Scoop:

Competition Details

Thanks to publishers Larrikin House, we have a picture book prize pack up for grabs. You can win three fun new releases: Vlad’s Bad Breath by Rory H. Mather and Jesus Lopez, Bad Herbert by Mike Lucas and Heidi Cooper Smith, and Big Beach BBQ by Carly Taylor and Vaughan Duck.


Head to our WIN page and simply tell us your all-time favourite picture book.


Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 20th Oct 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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