Emily Gale has worked in the children’s book industry for 25 years in various roles: in-house editor, consultant to a literary agent, children’s book buyer, award judge, reviewer, freelance manuscript assessor, and as a writer-in-residence in a high school library. Emily’s writing includes the Young Adult novels Girl, Aloud (2009), Steal My Sunshine (2013) and I Am Out With Lanterns (2018). For late primary/early high school readers she has written The Other Side of Summer (2016; a companion novel to I Am Out With Lanterns) and Aussie Stem Stars: Gisela Kaplan (2021). She wrote Eliza Boom’s Diary books 1 & 2 in 2014, for younger readers. Her latest novels are Elsewhere Girls (2021), with Nova Weetman, and The Goodbye Year (2022).
A video series produced with Nova Weetman, consisting of 10x 10-minute videos on all aspects of creative writing, is available for purchase. This is aimed at students aged (roughly) 9-14 and can be found at emilyandnova.com.
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Best-selling author Jeremy Lachlan was born and raised on Wiradjuri country, in Griffith, New South Wales. His debut novel, Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds, has been published in over 15 countries around the world, translated into nine languages, and was the 2019 Australian Book Industry Award winner for Book of the Year for Older Children.
Its second part, Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls, was shortlisted for the same award in 2021, but all of this pales in comparison to the $100 he once took home in a karaoke competition. His latest book, Jane Doe and the Quill of All Tales hits shelves in March 2023. A former bookseller, he now calls Sydney home.
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Amelie is 13 years old and always seems to have 5 books to read at once, however, she is able to finish a book in one sitting. Amelie enjoys a variety of different genres including fantasy, coming-of-age and teen drama.
She loves the Jane Doe series and has been eagerly waiting for the next book so interviewing Jeremy Lachlan was a real treat.
Amelie will be adding listening to the One More Page podcast to her list of favourite things to do, along with playing guitar, soccer, socialising with friends and cuddling with the cat while reading a good book.
Kate recommends Dusty in the Outwilds by Rhiannon Williams published by Hardie Grant Children's Publishing.
The Raven’s Song by co-authors Zana Fraillon and Bren MacDibble, published by Allen & Unwin.
Liz recommends The Jammer by Nova Weetman, published by UQP
The Speedy Sloth written by Rebecca Young, illustrated by Heath McKenzie and published by Scholastic
The Best Hiding Place written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Sylvia Morris and published by Affirm Press
Australia from Dawn to Dusk by Brentos, published by Affirm Press
Nat recommends To Greenland by Pip Smith, illustrated by Beau Wylie and published by Scholastic.
Surprising Sea Creatures by Sami Bayly, published by Lothian Books.
Dirt by Sea by Michael Wagner, illustrated by Tom Jellett and published by Penguin Random House.
Neverlanders by Tom Taylor and Jon Sommariva, published by Penguin Random House.
This episode, Nat gives a shout out to Kid Lit Quiz Australia who have just announced their dates for 2023. Open to students aged 10-13 years, they compete in teams of 4 in heats throughout May, ending in a national final on the 5th of June at the NSW State Library. Then, onto the world final which will be held in New Zealand in 2023.
Find out more about it at: kidslitquiz.com
On our collective radar this month is some major pod-news with a big dose of nostalgia. After five years worth of episodes, we've made the hard decision to wrap up the podcast to focus on our writing careers and commitments.
A huge thank you to all of our listeners, special guests, Kids Capers kids, publishers, book publicists and supporters, from teacher librarians to schools to kids' book friends. You can still find us online across our socials (Insta/FB & Twitter) @onemorepageau where we'll continue sharing book reviews, and you can tune in to our backlist of episodes via our website and podcast apps. Check out any you've missed, or revisit your faves. Thanks again for all of your support from 2018-2022!
This month, thanks to Hardie Grant, we have an amazing prize pack to win. It includes two books by today’s Kids Capers guest Jeremy Lachlan: Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds and Jane Doe and the Key of all Souls, plus: Amari and the Night Brothers and Amari and the Great Game, both by BB Alston.
Head to our WIN page and simply tell us what you loved or hated about the last year of primary school.
Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 13th December to be in the running.
To illustrators Ramona Davey and Marianne Khoo for all our wonderful One More Page 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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