One More Page

One More Page

One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books. Whether you’re a kid, a librarian or just one of those people who never grew up…this is the podcast for you. Packed full of interviews, book reviews and industry gossip, not to mention the occasional fart joke, One More Page is your fortnightly foray into the world of children’s books.

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July 20, 2021

In this episode, we're celebrating families - a key theme in kids' books, and of course, our lives!

We meet Radhiah Chowdhury, and hear about her important work in the publishing industry around representation, as well as her recently released picture book. The Katha Chest draws on her Bangladeshi family heritage with real life family members inspiring this tale, illustrated by Lavanya Naidu.

Then in Kids Capers, the family...

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In this episode, we are celebrating a brand new kids' book release written by one of our own! Nat's new middle grade THE RIGHT WAY TO ROCK is out in the world! We wrap up her fab launch, then meet our first special guest.

Jess Thom is a comedian, disability activist and also a sensitivity reader on THE RIGHT WAY TO ROCK. This interview offers a fascinating insight into Tourette's Syndrome and the importance of neurodive...

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In this episode, we get to know three kids' book creators we've long admired. In fact, we can't BELIEVE it's taken us so long to have them on One More Page!

First up, Liz chats to author Yvette Poshoglian about her junior fiction series Ella and Olivia and Puppy Diary, plus middle grade historical novel Escape from Cockatoo Island. Hear her thoughts on writing first chapter books, and the serendipitous kayak landing...

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In this episode, your parents will NOT approve of the hijinks the characters get up to in our special guests new book, Huda and Me. However, they will definitely approve of its amazing author, H. Hayek! Hear more about this debut author and her super fun new middle grade read, involving a daring parent-free trip to Lebanon.

In Kids Capers, the parental disapproval continues, as we reveal the winning story in our kids' writing c...

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In this episode, we meet not one but THREE members of Australia's writing royalty. Think awards, accolades, movie adaptations, gazillions of book sales, and even appearing on a postage stamp!

We chat to Wendy Orr, author of thrilling bronze age novels including new release The Cuckoo's Flight. Hear more about these plus her smash hit Nim's Island, adapted to a Hollywood movie.

Also on the show is current Australian Chil...

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Welcome back to a fresh new season of One More Page! In this episode, we're talking New Kids on the Block.

Meet a recent addition to the Australian kids' book publishing scene, team Larrikin House. Listen in as Founder and Publisher James Layton plus Creative Director Mary Anastasiou chat everything from the challenges in entering the market, to what they're looking for in submissions. We also hear a bit more about the ...

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He's making a list, and checking it twice, gonna found out who's naughty or nice ...

OMG - you're not going to believe who's on Santa's naughty list this year!! Somehow, all three of team OMP have been deemed naughty. Even Liz! How will your hosts get back on the nice list? And come to think of it, how did they get ON the naughty list in the first place?

Tune in for festive fun and a Christmas sleigh full of kid...

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In this episode, we're diving into the weird, wondrous world of all things wild yet true. That's right, we're talking kids' non-fiction!

Meet Terry Denton (yes, THAT Terry of Treehouse series fame) and hear all about his non-fiction work. Head behind the scenes of his brand new fact-filled release, Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything, plus loads more.

In Kids Capers, meet illustrator on the r...

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This episode is a super special Book Week bonus - an in-depth chat with one of Australia's most successful kids' book authors!

Meet author extraordinaire behind the Treehouse series, the 'Just' books and more, the one and only Andy Griffiths! Settle in for an epic chat about everything from Andy's rise to literary fame to his latest release, the 130-Storey Treehouse. Happy Book Week!

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This episode we're celebrating curious creatures and wild minds. That's right - it's Book Week 2020!

Meet our special guest James Foley, WA-based author/illustrator behind iconic picture books like My Dead Bunny and graphic novel series S. Tinker Inc. plus the artwork in the Toffle Towers series. Hear more about his brand new releases (yes, there's multiple!), his hilarious Book Week anecdotes and much more.

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This episode it's party time - we're having our very own picture book palooza! Meet some of our most favourite picture book creators in this jam-packed bumper celebration of all things PB.

First, we chat to Gus Gordon and delve into the inspiration behind his latest release Finding Francois, the French connection, his love of collage, plus his top tips for picture book creators.

We also meet dynamic duo Kate and Jol Temple ...

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August 18, 2020

This episode is dedicated to all things #OwnVoices. This movement (which you've no doubt come across on social media) champions diverse creators, and people telling their own stories - whether that be about their race, culture, disability or sexuality.

We shine a spotlight on some of Australia's outstanding own voices talent, interviewing not one but three creators in the kidlit and YA spaces. (Please note we span some olde...

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This time, we're celebrating the magic of libraries - our favourite libraries, books about libraries, and even what kind of secret libraries we'd have!

Our special guest is debut author Julianne Negri, whose new middle grade novel THE SECRET LIBRARY OF HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE has just hit the bookshop shelves. Listen to a fascinating interview with Julianne about her writing journey, the way she's woven bits of her life into ...

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In this episode, get the lowdown on the serious business of books with none other than Publishing Director at Penguin Random House, Laura Harris.

Hear thoughts on the current state of the kids' book market, hot sellers and news about exciting upcoming releases. If you create kids' books, work in the kids' book space or have a passion for children's literature, you're sure to find this a fascinating chat!

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In this episode, we're delving into the lives of secret agents!

First up is our special guest Danielle Binks, who is not only a literary agent with a passion for all things #LoveOzMG and #LoveOzYA, but lives a dual life as a middle grade author. Hear more about her debut novel THE YEAR THE MAPS CHANGED plus all things agenting in this fascinating chat.

Then in Kids Capers, we get some secret agent tips from a pack of crime figh...

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This episode is all about gross things in kids' books. Find out the disgusting stuff we all like best, and even better, hear from our special guest Mick Elliott.

With his hit series The Turners and latest series, Squidge Dibley (not to mention a background in kids' TV), Mick is a master at weaving all things gross into stories full of humour and heart. Hear more about Squidge, including his insta-antics, and some wise words...

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This episode is all about branching out - whether it's reading new things, writing new things or experimenting with a different illustration style.

We meet fabulous illustrator (turned writer, too) Jess Racklyeft, and hear all about her work illustrating the podcast's own Kate Simpson's new book, Anzac Girl. Hear about Jess's work branching out into non-fiction and collage work, plus more about her ever-evolving kid...

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Welcome back to another year of podcast fun with One More Page! Our first episode for 2020 is about industry all-rounders, those amazing, multi-talented people who do all the kidlit things! And who better to meet than author/illustrator extraordinaire, Tania McCartney.

With a huge haul of fiction and non-fiction books in print, a newly released junior fiction series EVIE AND POG and loads of exciting projects on the go, Tania offe...

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December 17, 2019

It's our Christmas 2019 special, where we reflect on a fantastic year of podcasting, indulge in some Christmas cheer and answer a whole lot of questions submitted by listeners!

Join team OMP, Kate, Liz and Nat, for a fun and festive virtual Q&A session, with a side serve of gift opening. Discover everything from our most anticipated reads of 2020, to bookish gift suggestions, to the kids' books we'd most like to liv...

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In this episode, we chat all things graphic novels for kids! Our special guests are two rising stars of the Australian graphic novel scene.

We meet Gavin Aung Than, whose hugely popular Zen Pencils comics for adults have not only garnered him an enormous social media following, but kicked off a new career as a kids' graphic novelist. Hear about his exciting series with Penguin Random House, SUPER SIDEKICKS, thoughts on the rise...

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