Episode 52 - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

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James Foley makes picture books, middle grade novels and comics for kids.


He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series, with the fourth title Chickensaurus, just released. James also illustrates the Toffle Towers series written by Tim Harris and contributed to Total Quack Up and Funny Bones anthologies.


His picture books include My Dead Bunny and The Last Viking. The sequel to My Dead Bunny, There’s Something Weird About Lena is out now.







Find out more about James and his books:


Website: https://jamesfoley.com.au/


Instagram/Twitter/FB/YouTube: @jamesfoleybooks


James's latest kids' books:

Kids Capers - Nat interviews tween book reviewer, Chickpea

Nat talks to Chickpea, a book reviewer for e-zine Real Pretty Kind all about Book Week and her favourite books.

Chickpea Daley is 9 years old and the daughter of teacher librarian and blogger, Megan Daley of Children’s Books Daily. Chickpea is an avid reader and collector of all things weird and wonderful from nature. Her favourite items in her collection include a taxidermied fox from author/illustrator Narelle Oliver, a cow jaw, cow vertebrae, turtle shell, dead stick insect (from illustrator Max Hamilton) and a felted taxidermied Rainbow Lorikeet from author/illustrator Renee Treml.


Chickpea likes having penpals. She writes to her friend Pip and author/illustrator Tony Flowers writes her Ninja Mail, which is the best thing ever, and she has some of Tony Flowers' Ninja artwork on her bedroom wall because her daddy was a ninja and Tony knew that! Chickpea loves to read middle grade and junior fiction and has a very extensive picture book collection. She also likes cook books and using them to cook amazing things like eggy cup quiches and jam drops. You can see ChickPea’s collections and her cooking and books on the Children’s Books Daily social media.


Website - childrensbooksdaily.com

Instagram - @childrensbooksdaily

Facebook - @ChildrensBooksDaily

Don't forget to check out REAL PRETTY KIND and all the awesome tween-stuff they do.



'Our philosophy's simple: TWEENS TO THE FRONT. With gear that's got your back.

WE DESIGN TO EMPOWER pretty bold, pretty smart, pretty kind, fun-loving tweens; ready to dream big + rock their futures! '


Instagram: @realprettykind

Facebook: @realprettykind

And sign up for their amazing e-zine here:


Whatcha Readin?


Kate recommends The Fire Star by A.L. Tait, published by Penguin Random House.







The Boy, The Wolf, and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza, published by Penguin Random House.



Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Liz recommends There’s Something Weird About Lena by Sigi Cohen and James Foley, published by Walker Books.




Claudette by Helene Magisson, published by Red Paper Kite.


Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros


Howl written by Kat Patrick, illustrated by Evie Barrow and published by Scribble.







Anemone is not the Enemy by Anna McGregor, published by Scribble.



Truly Tan Jen Storer

Nat recommends Afraid of Everything by Adam Tierney and Matthieu Cousin, published by IDW.




Derek Dool Super Cool: Going Viral by Adrian Beck and Scott Edgar, published by Penguin Random House.



Truly Tan Jen Storer


How To Write The Soundtrack To Your Life by Fiona Hardy, published by Affirm Press.







Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend, published by Hachette.



Kate gives a shout out to Braille House, a Brisbane-based lending library of Braille and ebraille books. Unfortunately, Braille House has recently experienced funding cuts and relies on donations to keep up its work. To find out more or to make a donation head to braillehouse.org.au


One More Page was introduced to Braille House via author and friend of the pod Debra Tidball. Debra recently interviewed Andrew Backhouse from Braille House on the Just Write for Kids blog. It's a fascinating interview. If you'd like to read it, you can find it here: justkidslit.com/library-love


On Our Radar

Nat is getting super excited about a whole lot of upcoming Book Week shenanigans including (but not limited to)...


Wed 28th Oct 2020



The Write Weekend: Beyond The Book & Host Your Own Podcast with Nat Amoore

31st Oct - 1st Nov


Competition Details


This episode we have an amazing prize to give away thanks to Walker Books and Real Pretty Kind.


You can win a JF/MG book pack consisting of: The Wolves of Greycoat Hall by Lucinda Gifford, Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai and When this Bell Rings by Allison Rushby PLUS a Blush Star Rainbow Sparkle t-shirt from Real Pretty Kind.


Head to our WIN page and simply tell us which book would take home the prize for children's book of the year if you were the judge?


Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 17th November 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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